Hat #22 – the whole time I was knitting this I was second guessing myself. I’ve knit this hat with a fold up brim a couple times but I decided I’d try the version without a fold up brim. It’s all 2×2 ribbing and while I’ve made many hats with a fold up brim that are all ribbed, I’ve never done one without like this. I was afraid it would look odd or be too loose round the face. I think I was wrong. It turned out OK.
- Pattern – Sandoval Hat found free on Ravelry – see last page of the pattern for the version without the fold up brim.
- Needle size – 9
- Yarn – Paintbox Simply Aran
- Cast on 80 and knit to 7.5 inches before starting crown decreases.
I knit the bulk of this one Saturday night watching the Lightning win against the FL Panthers …. And it just so happens to be Lightning blue too!
I think it is more than okay. It is like one my granddaughter had except hers had a pompom.
It is a beautiful color, I think it is great.
I think this brimless version looks WAY better than some hats with regular brims or rolled brims! Different styles for different wearers, too.