…at least I must have when I made this hat. I remember someone saying that their wife would have trouble looking at it for any length of time.
I made this hat quite a while ago, I am not sure exactly when. It has been kicking around for a long time. I made it back before I was a real ripper outer because I remember thinking at the time that I should have started the decrease later but it was “too late”. I wouldn’t do that nowadays…it would be redone within the hour (or whatever length of time the redo took). Actually I don’t think it is too bad because looking around in the world at large, I see that people have all sorts of preferences for how low hats come, and this would probably be in the wheelhouse of many people that weren’t me.
I started with knit 1 purl 1 rib in maroon and knit for 1 1/2″ (3cm) then increased the number of stitches by 50% and did the larger chequerboard pattern. I did four repeats then joined back into the cast on row with a rolled rim. I then decreased back to the original number of stitches and continued up. I used four double decrease points at the top.