|Malabrigo Chunky, colorway Mariposa|
|Malabrigo Rasta, colorway Indiecita|
|Cephalopod Yarns Beastie, colorway Snallygaster|
|I wish I hadn't chopped off my nose in this photo. Woops|
So, if you want a larger or slouchier hat, loosening your gauge (knitting your fabric at less stitches per inch) through either using thicker yarn or increasing your needle size should make that happen. Blocking can make a big difference, too. I blocked the first hat over a large-ish bowl but since there was much more fabric in this second one I blocked it over a large dinner plate, propped up on a cup so that the brim could hang down freely and not get stretched out.
|It's a wooly UFO!|
The shape of the plate definitely accentuates this version's beret-ness. It's perhaps a bit large for my tiny head, but I like it!
Phew! Three FO's in one post! That's the benefit of having a million little projects on the needles at all times. Every once in a while you get to feel like a knitting master. See more FO's by clicking below!