A Cure for Bad Hair Days
Do you look good in a hat? YES YOU DO!
Beanies, toques, caps, berets, hats.. Now that we've finally reached Not-That-Hot season, we finally have access to the best way to deal with a bad hair day - HATS!
Hats are so fun and easy to knit and crochet, and there are even patterns for woven hats, and you can sew a bit of needlepoint or embroidery on a trucker cap, too. The only problem? There are some people (mostly women) who think hats don't look good on them!
So, here are some hints to look good in a hat:
1. Make sure the hat fits! A hat that's too small will look weird, mostly because it's uncomfortable. It can also slowly try to climb off your head. A hat that's too big just falls down and looks sloppy. So, make sure your hat fits comfortably.
2. Keep some of your hair visible (especially for women)! If you have long hair, you can pull a beanie straight down to your eyebrows and let your hair fall over your shoulders. If your hair is shorter, it might look better to put the hat only on the back of your head and have a few locks of forehead or cheek hair sticking out.
3. Match your style! If you're dressed very casually, a beanie (all links are to Ravelry) or trucker hat will look great. If you are rocking a masc style, try a newsboy style or a golf/flat cap. For very femme looks, try a cloche or mushroom hat. If you are feeling European, maybe a beret or tam-o-shanter. Or bring out your inner woodsman or Sherlock Holmes with an earflap hat!
Be safe, be well, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
Featured Pattern & Yarn
What's a cloche? The word "cloche" is literally French for "bell" and indeed these very feminine hats became ubiquitous in the 1920s as a close-fitting bell-shaped hat. Eventually, the brim became smaller and could be just a brim, usually with some kind of decoration. The crown retains the original bell shape (and bell-shaped cloches are still around, too). These hats are almost universally flattering! We think you'll love the beautiful Gwynedd cloche from Interweave Knits ($6.50), especially knit with a soft solid DK like Aalta Truth.
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The Tip Jar
If you have a simple pattern you LOVE but you want to do it in a different gauge, here's how to change it (note: if it has a LOT of complicated shaping, you may need extra help).
First, convert the pattern gauge from stitches-per-4-inches to stitches-per-inch (sts/in) by dividing by 4. Then figure out your desired gauge in stitches-per-inch.
Now - math!
Take the original number of stitches and divide by the original sts/in gauge. This will tell you how many stitches the pattern calls for.
Now multiply the new number (inches) times the new sts/in gauge. Round it to the closest whole number (you can't knit or crochet 1/2 a stitch) and you have it!
Do this every time you have a reference to a number of stitches in your pattern!
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