Sunday, November 27, 2005

Live Dangerously, Don't Swatch Hat Modifications

Top Down Hats!

Several knitters have emailed me or sent links to hats made from the top-down pattern I posted last week.

Don't you just love this one that was knit by Nan out of Manos.

Tara made cute one for her local homeless shelter.

And Joanna used the pattern to make four adorable preemie hats.

If you don't like the slightly pointy top (which, personally, I think is kinda cute), you can easily make more of a pillbox shape by increasing more quickly at the top. Here's how I would do it:

If you use this alternate method, you'll be increasing 8 stitches each round instead of 6. It makes a flatter top.

Who's linking here?

Running commentary on my unending quest to knit up my stash.