Let’s get started!
You’ve swatched and you’ve got gauge, it’s time to determine what size hat you’ll be making and cast on!
Measure the circumference of yours, or the wearer’s, head, this is the size you’ll make. Measure all the way around your head, just at the tips of your ears. If you measure 21” you can go down a size for a slightly more snug fit, or up a size for a more loosely fitting hat.
Now measure from the bottom of the ear to the top of the head. This is your desired depth, this number will be important next week!
Sizes to make – 18(20, 22, 24)” around
Choose a Cast-on method:
Cast on 90(100, 108, 120)sts using one of these methods.
1 – Classic long-tail – here’s a quick refresher!
2 – Two-color long-tail – a twist on the classic!
3 – Old Norwegian – A great alternative!
And now that you’ve cast on, and you’re ready to knit, you might be nervous about joining to work in the round, but don’t be! Here’s a quick tutorial!
Now choose a brim style!
1 – Classic Ribbing 1×1
Work [k1, p1] rib for 2 inches, or desired length.
2 – Corrugated Ribbing – in 2 colors
Work [k1 in color A, p1 in color B] corrugated rib for 2 inches, or desired length.
3 – Folded Brim
Knit in stockinette stitch for 2 inches, purl one round, knit in stockinette for 2 inches more. Now fold the brim along that purl ridge and seam your cast on edge to the inside of the hat using the purl ridges just below your needle.
4 – Garter Brim
Knit in alternate rounds of knit and purl for 2 inches, or desired length. *Alternately – you could knit rows for 2 inches and join to work in the round AFTER the brim. You’ll need to seam the edges closed.
And here’s a quick tutorial for working the garter edge flat before joining in the round!
Next week you get to choose the stitch pattern for the body of your hat. Be sure to post your pics to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and tag it with #chooseyourownadventure #WEBSKAL #Myhatadventure #CYOAKAL