Spiral Hat

Do you ever imagine things as being completely awesome and then once you have a tangible version, it just is kind of bleh? That is how I feel about this hat. It was so great in my head and my sketches, but my FO is sort of ugly.


The ruffle coming down from the top is just weird. Why did I think that would be a cool touch? The yarn I used is thick enough so that the rosette/spiral/lumpy thing holds its shape, but it is too thick for a nice ruffle. It looks pretty strange.


I made the hat for my sister and she says that she will wear it. I was feeling like it wasn’t great but it also wasn’t horrible until I looked at these pictures. This hat is a serious flop. I might take it apart and knit my sister something better.

I got the idea for the hat from this photo shoot. I decided it would look cool with a rosette shaped thing instead of that free form gather. Mostly I liked the look of the big decoration next to the cheek. I might try something else with that look.






  1. I kinda like the hat, myself. I especially love the rosette. I love vintage (cloche) type hats.

  2. i like the rosette – it looks really cute.

  3. I think the only real flop is the ruffle, is there any way you can take it out? Otherwise the hat is awesome, and I love the inspiration you used!

    1. Oh definitely agree. Unfortunately, I knit to accommodate the ruffle so there is a ridge to pick up stitches along that would look a bit odd and I would have to reknit the flower. I’ve kind of just moved on. I’ve knit my sister so many hats that I don’t really care that this one is a little bleh.

      1. Britta

        BE HONEST. You just don’t want to redo that flower twice as big. 😉

  4. I have so many hats tucked away that were such good ideas in my head, but just looked dumb when I knitted them up. That being said, I like your hat!

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