While in Salzburg on a rainy day, my friend was wearing a hat that originally belonged to her mother. It wasn’t a knit hat, but I liked the general shape of it – sort of a pillbox, but with the bottom edge turned up.
I decided to knit up a hat for myself, using the same basic concept. The result?
The brioche stitch is nice and thick, and the double layer at my ears keeps them warmer. The extra bulk of the brim also helps hide the fact that I’m such a pinhead.
Is it a pillbox? A cloche? I don’t know, but I’m happy with it. I thought about making ridges on the crown of the hat with purl rounds, but I haven’t decided if I’d like that better. I sort of like the contrast between the plain top and the corrugated sides. But maybe I’ll try making one with purl ridges, just to see how it works out.
Yes, I will write up the pattern, but maybe not until I’ve worked out some options. There was some talk at SnB about making this the project for our group’s anniversary swap in January.