Slouchy Foliage Hat
The pattern for this hat was easy; modifying it to get the perfect fit took effort. I saw this pattern in the fall Knitty but it didn’t register until I saw Cirilia’s version and I was blown away by the hotness. In the first trial I knit it flat on size 11s because 11 straights were the only needles I had above an 8. It was a massive disaster. I finally caved and bought some size 10 circulars but they were 29” in circumference, so I cut them and taped them together and knit the whole thing very cautiously while watching The Birdcage and a-movie-which-shall-go-unnamed with my friend Mitali. As per the advice on Ravelry, I knit the crown for the “not-chunky” version and did only 1.5 pattern repeats, though I wonder if I could have gotten away with only one. I decreased every other stitch and then knit six rounds of twisted rib LIKE CIRILIA DID on size 7s. And I’ll be honest. I thought this hat came out horribly and I was so disappointed until I straightened my hair (I have very curly, voluminous, and silly looking hair). It/I look a lot better now.
The yarn I used came from a massive sampler donation from Cirilia (I officially have a ‘stash’ now!), it’s this gorgeous chunky olive tweedy stuff, I’m not sure who the manufacturer is but it is absolutely perfect for this hat. Cirilia Cirilia Cirilia!
Forgive the moroseness of these pictures - I realize it could be construed as adolescent pretentiousness but IT’S WINTER =(
My hat without me.
The best(?) part about this hat is that if I slouch it forward it becomes a newsboy hat!
Also I have a crush on Peter Jacobson, who plays Dr. Taub on House. I think he’s just so fine. Date me Peter Jacobson!