In favour of super simple knits with perfect details


Pattern: Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl Soho

Yarn: Woolfolk FAR in colourway 04  and TFA Red Label in Chris Grey (held double). 

Ravelry project page here.

It does not get much simpler than this - a nothing fancy, just plain lovely, ribbed cuff and stockinette stitch slouchy hat. Top it off with a pretty fur pompom and you're laughing all the way to chic-town. I had just the one skein of this lovely Woolfolk yarn, not enough for the hat that I had envisioned, so I added some Red Label (held double to achieve worsted weight gauge) and am super happy with the resulting hat. I love it when I project throws you a curve ball, really makes you have to get creative, and the results are usually better than what you were planning on.  

So, I've already mentioned that pretty pompom, yay! But can we also talk about what a difference a long-tail tubular cast on makes to a ribbed knit? I'm super late to the tubular cast on party. It always seemed like too much effort. But now I'm hooked. Tubular cast on? Sign me up! Tubular cast off? I'm so there! It's stretchy and neat and so pretty. On a super simple knit like this it's all about the details. I have a lot of hats, but this is the one I find myself reaching for most often this fall.

This is the video that I seem to end up at every time I need to remember how to work a long-tail tubular cast on.