Two sticks and a string: Projects #3-6, floppy hats | 8:39 am | 4 June 2003

red hat I knitted
This very warm, very floppy, very Madison hat is also from Hip to Knit. It’s made with super fat yarn and stubbies so it knits up very quickly — like in two movies. Gia got the purple one, Michelle gets the charcoal one, and Jen gets the red one modeled here. I’m going to do another purple one for a friend and a charcoal one for me.

The pattern calls for you to go back and forth but it’s much faster and easier to knit it in the round and then knit the top together. I hate seaming.
I'm wearing the red hat
Hey look at me, I’m Jeffrey Zeldman.


5 comments on “Two sticks and a string: Projects #3-6, floppy hats”

  1. Nicole

    Bwah! I made those hats too! *grin* I just love the little tassles!

  2. Miriam

    Hey Nicole! Yeah I like the silouette, too. I like it best in charcoal; the funky shape needs the subdued color to balance it. My fiancee thinks they’re ridiculous but oddly get’s this “aww she’s so cute” look on his face when I’ve tried them on so I think I’ll make one for myself. GAWD I can’t believe I just admitted that.

    Eve, e-mail me your color preferences (not guaranteed) and address and I’ll whip one out for you. (Though it might be a month before you get it.)

    You should totally do it, it’s really not hard and very zenny-relaxing…. Pick up a book and start playing. The Hip to Knit book is great and I also really recommend the Vogue quick reference book. Also don’t be intimidated by a more complex looking project. The way it works, you’re learning one thing at a time and then practicing it over and over again so by the time you get to the next new thing, you’re more than ready for it. Also the ladies at yarn shops are like crack dealers. Yarn is addictive and not cheap and they’re hooked on the shit, too, so they’ll be more than happy to help you get the habit :-) Go into one with you’re sweetest ingenue face, ask for help, and you’ll be on your way down the rabbit hole.

  3. eve

    oooh! I love the hat! I want to learn to knit!

  4. Becky

    Look at you go! (I’m very impressed here!)

  5. Suzanne

    I am a newish knitter and started this hat but am stuck.

    Can someone please explain to me what is meant by “Pattern placement is now established” and “On next row, begin with Row 1 of both seed stitch and 4-stitch front-cross cable patterns.” I literally have no idea what to do.

    You hats looks so cute that I can’t wait to finish mine…


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