Poppy Hat by Justine Turner

This is such a cute little pattern that takes no time at all to knit up. It’s very reminiscent of a 1920’s flapper hat and on a baby or toddler I think it would be gorgeous. On Ravelry I’ve seen plenty of adult sized pics of this pattern but I think its the kids hats that take the cake. If you would like to have a go at it, you can find it on Ravelry: Poppy Hat Pattern by Justine Turner



When I first started the pattern, I wanted to try a different provisional cast on to the crochet cast on that the pattern offered so off I wandered to TECHknitting blog and checked out what she thought was a great cast on. So came forth the COWYAK (cast on (with) waste yarn and knit) method. If you are interested in learning about this method, here is the link to the post about it COWYAK Cast On.
On to the rest of the pattern, the author explains a basic method of short rows using the wrap and turn technique. When I had a go at the Lifestyle toe up sock pattern, it demonstrated how to use Priscilla Wild’s No Muss, No Fuss short row heel. I played with a few prototypes to see if this technique would work for me in this project but I just wasn’t happy with the appearance. So google being my best friend, it found me a link to a youtube video of Cat Bordhi’s Wrapping and Turning, Concealing Wraps. There is a part 1 and part 2 of the youtube video so make sure to watch both to understand both the knit and purl sides.
I’ve got 2 rows of ribbing left to do on this current hat and will be using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off which I tried out on the previous practice Poppy hat (Cat Bordhi is demonstrating this method as well). I will add a pic of the finished product to the post this afternoon.

Cheers,
alana

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