Fuzzy Hat

There’s a hat on the cover of Vogue Knitting this fall, the new edition, and I’ve knitted one.

Vogue Knitting Fall 2016 issueFirst, here’s the issue of VK and the hat in question. I’ve linked it to the VK site but it will only display this magazine until the next one is published. The magazine page has rotating content, just FYI.

The hat is in the Modern Fair Isle article, which has some lovely patterns. (If you scroll down and click on the image of the hat, some alternate views will be displayed in a pop-up window.) The hat is knit of Rowan Felted Tweed and was designed by Mary Jane Mucklestone, inspired by some traditional Shetland hats in the museum there. I immediately liked the colors of the hat, so bought the magazine based on the cover. My Grey

My grey Bohus-inspired pullover is on the needles in Rowan Felted Tweed and Colourspun (it was also a design featured on the cover of VK that prompted me to buy the magazine) so I thought I’d make a hat to match – right now, the sweater is in that endless stockinette phase. I needed some instant gratification and this was it.

I didn’t want a hat of that shape, though.  Here’s my finished hat:

Hat knit in Colourspan and Rowan Felted Tweed by Deborah Cooke

I followed the pattern until the fair isle section was finished, then knit another row. After that, I began to decrease like this:

Row 1 – *K10, K2tog, Repeat from * to end of round.
Row 2 – Knit
Row 3 – *K9, K2tog, Repeat from * to end of round.
Row 4 – Knit
Row 5 – *K8, K2tog, Repeat from * to end of round.
Row 6 – Knit
etc., until there are 12 stitches left. K2tog all around, pass the end through the remaining stitches and bind off.

It fits perfectly and is very warm. I think I’m going to knit another one in different colours, since I have a lot of scraps of Colourspun and Felted Tweed. What do you think?

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