He brought his hat into work and asked if I could knit one similar to it. Here's a picture:
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Have you ever seen a hat constructed like this, knitted circularly, a snug-fitting, helmet-style? A friend gave me a pattern that she found that was very similar (thanks!), but was knitted flat and seamed up the back. I really want to work in the round. I'm not concerned about the stitch that's used, although learning what it is would be a bonus. I can always decide on a nice textured pattern later. It's the construction that I'm striving for now.
I've already chosen the yarn: Plymouth Yarns Baby Alpaca "Ampato", an aran/heavy-worsted weight, very nice and soft-to-the-touch yarn in a charcoal/gray tweed color (#500), about 4 stitches = 1 inch on size 8 needles.
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So....do you know of a pattern, or can you make a suggestion on how to make a hat like this?
Never seen this one, but I like it very much! I hope someone can help you out.
That looks similar my helmet hat I made a few years ago. http://cabincove.com/archives/865
To make this version, you'd probably start by knitting the ear flaps first, making two. Then, cast on more and join the two. Then knit up as regular. The top doesn't look like decrease stitches, more like a cylinder with the top gathered in.
But, hey, why copy another hat when you can create him something new?
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