Hat number three, off the needles.
Today I have the 1898 Hat. This one has often caught my eye on ravelry for its seemingly great fit. And it did not disappoint. Although not as quick a knit as the 1920 Stripes, and not, perhaps, as stylish as either the Downton or the 1920s, it is nonetheless an excellent, warm hat that exudes pioneer practicality.
The unique construction begins with a garter stitch headband with built-in ear flaps.
Once the headband portion is complete, stitches are picked up around the edge and knit upwards to form the crown. Mine was knit with Patons Classic Wool, left over from My Valentine and with 4.5mm needles.
It might not be the most fashionable but I love its no-nonsense, hats-are-meant- to- keep-your- head-warm style.