The thing about winter is you can never have too many hats. I suppose in theory you can (I mean, one head and all) but I when everything is grey and white it’s nice to have a little variety.
We also have a lot of winter birthdays in our family, so hats and mitts are a bit of a no-brainer when it comes to gift giving. My sister falls into that category. She wears hats a lot and with kids in hockey, they are practically a wardrobe necessity. I love slouchy hats but they still need to fit around the brim especially during those windy days.
The pattern is Koko Bean Hat, but I cast on 92 instead of 100 stitches. The pattern is very adaptable to fewer stitches without the crown decreases looking wonky or a lot of necessary calculations so it doesn’t. I also inadvertently only did two instead of three pattern repeats. It’s not quite as slouchy and looks a bit more like a traditional toque. The yarn is madelintosh Tosh Merino which knits up so soft and with great stitch definition.
PS – Thanks to my niece for modeling on a snowy day. 🙂