I love all the speckled yarns that are so popular right now, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the right project to show them off. I wanted to make myself a lightweight fall hat using this gorgeous skein of sock yarn from SpunRightRound. My criteria: it had to keep my ears covered, it couldn't be plain stockinette (and therefore boring), it had to be a little slouchy but not too much, it had to be relatively easy and fast to finish.
Earlier this year I knit Roebling. I loved how the short-row shaping at the brim covered the ears without adding the bulk of a double fold brim. I was inspired to shape my hat in a similar way, and Kirsten Kapur was quite kind enough to give me her blessing to proceed with my pattern. I added a simple slipped stitch cable to the body that gives just a little texture but lets the speckled yarn shine.
I'm really pleased with this hat, and I hope to see lots of projects. I'm running a special offer for the first 30 days after release. Post a finished Banksy Hat project with FO photo on Ravelry by Nov. 13 and receive one free pattern of your choice from my Ravelry store. You must create a project in Ravelry with start/end dates, add a finished photo, and PM me which pattern you’d like to receive. Sorry, Craftsy projects are not eligible for this promotion.