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Topic: "Couvercle" hat with brim from Knitty  (Read 1042 times)
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« on: August 17, 2009 10:30:43 PM »

I brought some yarn with me on a research trip the other week, and I gave this Knitty pattern (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer08/PATTcouvercle.html) a go. I was really interested in the little brim on it, because even though it's nowhere near winter I am already thinking about what kind of hat will keep rain out of my eyes. Here's how it turned out:

I like the little brim, which you can see here. I also like the fact that this pattern is extremely adjustable: there are five (yes, 5) different sizing options to choose from.

As you can see I made mine a little looser than the one in the photo at knitty. It also comes across as a bit masculine with the gray, I think. Could work as a unisex hat, perhaps?

And here's the back. You can kind of see the double moss stitch here.

I think that the only thing I would want from this hat is for it to knit up a little bit tighterI like the look of the double moss stitch but its not a that tight. Other than that I'm very happy with it.

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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009 04:33:03 AM »

No way is it too masculine.  It's perfectly unisex in my opinion.  Very nice work but... where do you live that winter means RAIN??!  Yuck.  I'll take my 6 feet of snow, i just hate a cold rain!! Poor you

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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009 06:08:05 AM »

Very cool hat, nice work!  And thanks for sharing the pattern =)

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009 10:40:55 AM »

Thanks guys and yes, I live in Northern California, where "winter" means rain not snow.   Smiley
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009 07:03:03 PM »

I love it. I don't think the stitches need to be tighter, such great texture the way it is. Thanks as well for sharing the pattern!
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