Allegedly Floppy Hat

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For a long time I’ve been thinking of knitting a hat with self-patterning sock yarn. I’d been looking for patterns, storing some of them on Ravelry. I also had to decide which stash skein I wanted to turn into headgear instead of footgear.

Once I found the Sockhead Hat pattern, I thought I’d give it a shot. It’s pretty mindless knitting – four inches of 2×2 ribbing and miles (or 9 inches) of stockinette. I modified a little bit – knit the ribbing on size 2 needles and went up to threes for the body of the hat. I thought that might make the “floppy” part a little more floppy. Even though I knit it out to nine inches, it’s not quite floppy enough for me. If I make another one sometime, I’ll keep going on past nine.

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All in all, the hat is pretty loose on me. If I’m to do it again, I’ll cast on fewer stitches so that the ribbed brim is a little tighter. I think this hat would look really cute on someone with lots of curly hair to pop out from under it.

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