Flannel or felt...?

So I'm knittitng this crazy style fair-isle pattern going around a slouch beanie and there is a hardcore web/matrix of multicolored strands going around the inside. I saw a couple of hand made beanies at the local smoke shop that had a strip of felt or flannel covering up the strands inside. Since the gauge is more loose (size 10) using a sewing machine to attach the fabric to the inside would look weird, just wondering if anyone has done something similar with a hat and what method they used to attach the material. I was also considering using a fabric glue... just a thought though... any help would be greatly appreciated! KNIT ON!

albert's picture

If you are knitting with untreated wool you might consider lightly fulling your hat to bond the strands to the hat like a lining.

Jaredsfa2004's picture

You know, I've considered this myself...and don't have an answer for ya. I have however seen a technique that involved duel/reversible knitting for such cases, where when you reverse the beanie, it is exactly the opposite.

gardenguy42's picture

This article on the Techknitting blog may be of interest to you. She explains how to fully line a hat with polar fleece:


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PhilNmtl's picture

I love it when a post makes my life and craft a little easier..... I have more or less worked this out over the years, but there is nothing like real directions!
Thanks so much for this. - Phil