Gentle on My Mind
This is part of the Remixed collection, nine versatile patterns which are great for using any kind of yarn, plus a detailed ebook about making recycled yarn!
- for any weight yarn, no gauge swatch needed
- custom make it bigger or smaller for different styles
- great with stripes
- sections are joined as you go with short rows
- i-cord or braided tails
- any weight yarn, 2 or more colors for optional striping, 50-200 yards / 45-180 meters total
- needles sized to match your yarn, a long circular is recommended (though it's all worked flat), and 2 double points if making i-cords
- a crochet hook for the provisional cast-on
This bonnet/hood style hat can be made in any gauge, and custom sized to any head, though the specifics of its shape may differ with yarn weight. A bulkier yarn will make for more of the hood style, while sport-fingering weight is best for a smaller, fitted hat, or a baby-sized bonnet.
The modular shape is worked seamlessly, with no picked up stitches, bordered with garter stitch around all the edges, i-cords or braids finishing it off at the tips.
The hat is started sideways across the top front, leaving stitches along the back edge with increases, which are then worked over and downwards with decreases and short rows making the curved head shape down the back. A strip of sideways garter stitch finishes it off across the base in back.
Stripes work to show off the complexity of this design best! Self-striping yarn, or striping between multiple colors, is recommended, though it looks nice in a solid as well.