I have a knitting pattern out today!
I first conceived of this pattern in December of 2010. I knitted a prototype exactly two years ago, but I got a few things wrong and set it aside. Last fall, Alex put out a call for the Malabrigo Quickies program, and since I knew Rios would be the perfect yarn, I submitted a proposal. I am crazy in love with the end result and wear the finished hat all the time! (I just need to knit another one in teal for myself! Leah’s head is smaller than mine and I knitted her size.)
Ginger is knitted from the top down, so you start with only 4 stitches! I found it easiest to manage with magic loop, but you could certainly use DPNs. The brim is knitted with short row shaping and more increases to give it an asymmetrical flare. The whole thing is knitted at a very tight gauge to mimic felted fabric, and should be worn with a wee bit of positive ease. I’ve included sizes from 16.75 inches (baby) to 22.85 inches (adult large).