Too quiet here today, therefore

You leave me no choice but to inflict another hat upon you. This is a combination of millspun (grey) and my handspun (wine). The stitch is called basket rib stitch.


ronhuber's picture

Well done, Albert. I really find those slouch hats attractive. Men who have long hair like them. Wonderful combination of colour and texture.

Raymiew's picture

Love the wine color!

VTandPTguy's picture

WOW! You're really turning them out. ..... and they're gorgeous!

wesley's picture

I really like that pattern, and the yarn is beautiful

purlyman's picture

Great job Albert!! I love your hand spun!!! Do you get to wear these hats or are there other lucky people out there sporting them?


albert's picture

These will all be donated to a local charity next fall in time for the cold season.

asbrigida's picture

I am so impressed. I love the color and texture, too.

Kerry's picture

Nice hat Albert and a good colour combo. What length do you make the hat to achieve that 'slouch' effect at the back?

scottly's picture

This may be my favorite so far. I love that slouchy look. Be a sport give me some hints on how to reproduce it. Seriously. The charcol heather and wine are classic together!!!

albert's picture

Here's the recipe:

Holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together as one (or using a bulky weight yarn), cast 70 stitches onto a size 10 circ. Join the round and begin k3, p2 ribbing, knitting into the backs of the knit stitches, and purling into the backs of the purl stitches to form a well-bodied twisted ribbing. Knit about 2 inches of ribbing.

Purl two rounds as a border between the ribbing and the pattern stitch area.

Attach second color (again, two strands held together, or use a bulky yarn) and begin pattern stitch (you can attach by tieing the new color onto the old, then weaving in the resulting tails as you begin the pattern stitch). Knit about 5 or 6 inches of pattern (the longer you knit the hat before starting your decreases, the more slouchy the hat will be).

Basket Rib Stitch:

Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit
Row 3: knit 1, slip 1 wyib
Row 4: purl 1, slip 1 wyib

Repeat these 4 rows till achieving the desired legnth.
You will need to switch to dpns or magic loop or 2 circs when you begin the decreases.

Change back to your first color and purl 2 rows , and then begin decreases as follows:

Dec row 1: k5, k2tog- repeat all around
Dec row 2: knit
Dec row 3: k4, k2tog all around
Dec row 4: knit
Dec row 5: k3, k2tog all around
Dec row 6: knit
Dec row 7: k2, k2tog all around
Dec row 8: knit
Dec row 9: k1, k2tog all around
Dec row 10: knit
Dec row 11: k2tog all around
Dec row 12: k2tog all around

Cut yarn, thread through darning needle, and pull tail through remaining stitches. Pass tail through center of hole to inside of hat, turn hat inside out and weave in tail.

It's pretty basic- the longer you knit the hat before decreasing, the more the slouch. I like a total legnth of 7 to 8 inches before starting the decrease rounds.

scottly's picture

Thank you, thank you, thank you.......

paultheknitter's picture

Great hat Albert. I am going to try this one.

WillyG's picture

It's all been said already, but I'd like to chime in...beautiful! I'm loving the yarn, the colors, the design...thanks for sharing not only the pics but the recipe! I'll have to try this out soon!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Another great hat, Albert. Thanks for the recipe. i may have to use this one for charity knitting as well. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kilted Knitter's picture

Your are truly a wonderful master of Hats! Love Love Love the color, the pattern all the above> Keep turning out beautiful works of Art!1