I don’t often knit from other patterns, just because I’m so busy trying to work on my own! But I needed a new hat for the random cold snaps we’ve been having amidst weirdly mild weather, so when I saw this hat in the latest issue of knitty I grabbed a lovely single skein and got to it!

new hat!

new hat!

Pattern: Escargot from knitty
Yarn: Jill Draper Makes Stuff Hudson in Steel, leftover Malabrigo Rios and Tanis Fiber Arts fingering weight

I found the brim a bit roll-y and insubstantial as written, so I picked up stitches on the inside with a smaller needle and knit a bit of a brim lining. It’s super cozy, and while I normally have a really hard time actually wearing hats I think this one will get a lot of use.

new hat!

12 Responses to “fo: escargot”

  1. Eliza

    Very cute! Would you mind sharing a picture of the brim lining you added? I knit this and found the brim super roll-y as well. It’s currently sitting quietly waiting for a solution… Thanks!

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  2. Brandi

    Lovely hat. I used to hate hats but now I love them. I couldn’t make an adult size hat fit my small head, but now i can design my own:)

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  3. Ivete

    Love it! I had somehow totally missed this pattern in Knitty and now I need to make myself one STAT. Thanks for the inspiration!

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