Inspired by nautical striped shirts, this hat fits closely to the head- perfect for when you are on deck in the wind and salt spray! Knit in vegan friendly acrylic using 2×2 ribbing at the hem for lots of stretch. Alternating stripes of dark navy blue and creamy white, with a bright red pop.
Starts with thin ribbing to help pull in the hem, then switches to thick, chunky ribbing in alternating stripes of red, creamy white, and navy blue. This is a close fitting beanie, perfect alone or under hoods and helmets when you need a bit extra warmth. Knit in vegan friendly acrylic in heavy worsted weight yarn- and this is acrylic that is actually soft, not scratchy or prickly like some acrylic (especially vintage).
Inspired by nautical striped shirts, this hat fits closely to the head- perfect for when you are on deck in the wind and salt spray! Knit in vegan friendly acrylic using 2×2 ribbing for lots of stretch. The top of the beanie decreases quickly for a gathered look at the top. Dark navy blue with thin creamy white stripes part way up.
Knit in some thrifted wool. I found some multicolored wool matching the main color- almost too close, since some of it matches exactly, making colorwork a bit tricky! The multicolored yarn worked best in the corrugated ribbing, which really shows off the colors without losing the pattern.
I tried to keep the body simple to show off the colors without any complicated colorwork- just a bit of checkerboard which got a bit lost. As usual, I did a quick decrease over several rounds to finish off the hat. next time I would work the multicolor in garter ridges interspersed through the body of the hat to make it pop a bit more.
Made from yarn I found it at the thrift store. It’s a very retro burnt orange shade with quite a bit of brown in the coloring. I worked one by one ribbing for about an inch and a half to make sure the hem nice and stretchy, despite alpacas usual best attempts to stretch out (the yarn is a blend which helps as well). The pattern on the body of the hat is formed by knit and purl stitches alternating with rounds of plain knitting. the top of the hat has decreases of eight stitches set in four sections to form a smooth line of decreases. the hat is saw and not overly fuzzy, like many alpaca yarns.