Last night I finished the windschief hat — and I absolutely love the asymmetry of the design and the stitch definition of this madelinetosh yarn. As you can probably tell, this hat isn’t for me (too big, and not necessarily a good match for my bouncy short hair — I think slouchier hats work better for me), but for a very dear friend with a new haircut and a few rounds of chemo in front of him. I’m hoping this provides warmth and comfort over the next month or so — you know, so I can continue to give him a hard time about everything else, like I always do!
Details: Windschief Hat, by Steven West, knit out of a bit more than half a skein of madelinetosh tosh worsted (now I think this is called tosh dk), size Medium, using US size 6 and 7 needles, as directed. I knit to 6 inches instead of 5.5 inches before the decreases because the other Stephen West hat I knit (the botanic hat) seemed a bit small to me. I can’t say enough about how smart-looking this hat is. I think it’s a fantastic design and a fun knit that seems perfect for boys who don’t like fancy hats — and girls who like architectural details.
What a lovely gift. The color is so bright and full of the promise that new spring growth brings.
Love it! A great gift for your friend, and a wonderful color choice, too!
What a perfect gift! The color alone is enough to cheer anyone up (an on!).
I want to squeeze that hat, it looks so squooshy and soft. What a perfect gift to protect your friend’s head through the chemo and beyond.
That is a really, really cool hat and a fabulous gift. Your friend is sure to love it! (And I’m adding the pattern to my queue…)
Ooh, great hat! Hope your friend likes it and it keeps his head toasty warm.