Sep 5, 2011

Calling all Hipsters

Now that summer is turning into autumn, my mind is turning to accessories knitting (joy!) and when I came across this great little hat, I pulled out some yarn from my stash and cast on instantly.  
Caron Simply Soft
This hat is a nice combination of a beanie and a slouchy and would be a great accessory for any wardrobe.  I can imagine it topping off a casual weekend ensemble of denim jeans, sweater, and down vest or enhancing a workday outfit of trousers, button-down shirt, and belted jacket.
I'll admit that I knitted this version in an acrylic which has hardly any give or stretch.  And I tend to avoid such yarns because personally I don't like the way they feel -- give me 100% wool or a wool blend anytime -- but since I was testing out this pattern, I just grabbed the least expensive skein in my stash.  One thing I won't complain about though is the color -- this ice blue is so pretty!
This wasn't on my original list of year-long projects but I've tacked it on ... and I will definitely knit it again, next time in a Malabrigo worsted or some Madelinetosh.  Oh yes!


  1. I like the color, too. And this hat is really nice - will match many outfits, I guess.

  2. I was lurking on the People tab on Ravelry for new things posted by friends and I did a bit of a squee and said "Hey!!! I know that face!" Love the pattern and hope to try if out soon. I got back to knitting about 4 years ago when I made a similar hat over and over and over again. (I had never done circular knitting before.) Hats can be hypnotizing!

  3. Very nice, looks nice and soft even if it is worsted.

  4. oh, that is lovely, really nice in a simple understated way. I agree with you, the colour is gorgeous.

  5. That's one of my all-time favourite hat patterns. You've done it so well too - with just the right amount of slouch at the top.