This small collection of three accessories by Barbara Collins is an understated study in stripes, each one different in feel, weight and style—a pretty showcase of the limitless possibilities of line and color in knitting.
A trip to an iconic Fifth Ave, New York menswear shop brought about an idea for a classic rib beanie worked in luxurious, semi-bulky, yet lightweight Osprey yarn. Adding one (or two) stitches in the wide rib all around can change the style back to a man's hat (where you borrowed it from his shelf in the first place).
16½" [42 cm] brim circumference and 7¾ (9¼)" [19.5 (23.5) cm] deep / shown in taller size
osprey / storm 104 / 1 skein
16" circular in size US 10 [6 mm] / set of 5 dpns in size US 10 [6 mm]
18 sts and 23 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in wide rib, after blocking
Long-tail cast on, three-needle bind off, kitchener stitch/grafting (links provided); decreasing, working in the round.
A set of essential hats, designed by Mari Lynn Patrick. From light transitional Tern to cushy Osprey, these hats will get you through the cooler months.
Three vintage, slouchy knits from Mari Lynn Patrick in rosy shades of our silky Tern. For knitters who want relaxed wearing but still prefer the structure that seams provide, these pieces fit the bill.
Inspired by the light weight and drape-ability of Tern yarn, this fingering-weight hat spans the seasons and embraces current trends to become the true modern hair accessory. Knit from brim to crown, just add your personality.
17" [43 cm] circumference at brim, 20¾" [53 cm] circumference at widest point, and 8½" [21.5 cm] deep
tern / boothbay blue 408 / 1 skein
16" circular in size US 3 [3.25 mm] / set of 6 dpns in size US 3 [3.25 mm]
29 sts and 38 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch, after blocking
Long-tail cast on (link provided), decreasing, working in the round.
This waffle rib stitch in this hat is taken directly from the mass-produced casual machine knitwear of seasons past, then worked up quickly, in rows back and forth and seamed afterward, in easy-to-knit Lark yarn. More than likely, the waffle rib first originated with hand knitting, so it really is just being returned to all of us who love to work things out for ourselves.
17" [43 cm] brim circumference and 7½" [19 cm] deep
lark / 2 skeins / bird's egg 106 / Note: Sample used all of 1 skein. For swatching purposes, a second skein is required.
pair in size US 7 [4.5 mm]
22 sts and 40 rows = 4" [10 cm] in waffle rib, after blocking
Long-tail cast on, seaming (links provided); decreasing. Brioche sts used in pattern, instructions are included.