I love slouchy hats and yours is very cute. I wish I could find the brain power to knit something more than stockinette!
Trust me. Keep up the knitting and you will go far beyond rectangles and stockinette!
omgosh totally strawberry in the nice way!
Did you make the pattern yourself?
May I ask what "strawberry" means (please forgive my "old-fart ignorance")? I didn't make up the pattern, it's from Knitty: http://www.knitty.com/issuefall07/PATTfoliage.html
(I just made some modifications to make the hat slouchy since it's supposed to be close-fitting).
that is beautiful, and i totally want to make it! i just bought some worsted malabrigo yesterday....
how did you alter the pattern to make it slouchy? i am totally crappy at changing patterns so i wouldn't be able to figure it out myself.
I'll tell you what I did (keep in mind my head is big
--23.5 "). I did the worsted-weight version of the pattern. I still used a size #5 circular (per pattern instructions), but I used a size #8 circular (the pattern requests a size #7). Then I worked the leaf pattern 4 times (instead of 3--per the pattern).
In general, I have found that you can turn many hat patterns slouchy if you:
1.) Use a bigger needle for the body
2.) Do an extra repeat or two of the pattern (in the body of the hat). If you do this, cast on and do the bottom ribbing of the hat per the pattern, but before you proceed to the body--put in a few "M1's" in the ribbing (the number should equal the amount of stitches you will need on the needles for the body).
A good way to wrap your mind around what I just wrote above is to knit "Le Slouch" from Knit and Tonic: http://www.knitandtonic.typepad.com/leslouchrev.pdf
(free pattern). Good luck!