Dizzying! This hat features a short introduction to simple colorwork (in the form of corrugated ribbing) and then a terribly easy stripe pattern that looks a lot fancier than it is. A small change in gauge encourages a touch of slouchiness, but you could enhance that by blocking as well. Decorative yarn-over decreases swirl around the crown- combined with the
stripes, it looks a bit like a hypnosis spiral. I think if you spin around fast enough, this hat could hypnotize birds and low-flying aircraft. I don’t recommend it, though.
Yarn: 2 skein Malabrigo Worsted, 1 in Pearl and 1 in Frank Ochre (worsted weight, 100% merino, 210 yards)
Needles: US size 7 16” circular needles, US size 8 16” circular needles and set of size 8 DPNs (or your preferred needles for small circumferences) OR size to gauge.
Other tools: Darning needle, stitch marker
Gauge: 20 st and 28 rows in 4 inches in stockinette on smaller needles. Stitch gauge is more important than row. If you use a