Hat Swatch

For as long as I’ve known my friend Kevin, he’s been wanting a hand knit hat. When I first met him, he asked me to teach him to knit so he could make his own. For some reason or another that never happened. Then when we were better friends, he straight up asked me to knit him a hat. I said no because he never wore hats. After that he stopped asking me to knit him a hat and started saying, “If you knit me a hat, I would wear it.” The last time he mentioned the hat was when he was visiting me in England and probably could have used a woolly hat so when his birthday came around this year I finally offered to knit him a hat as a present.


He really likes plain things, but I didn’t want it to be too boring. I’ve been swatching ribbed cables for the brim and I think I’m going to go with this one.  It makes a simple “O” shape. The cables aren’t super noticeable, but I think they’re a nice detail. The body of the hat is just going to be stockinette so it should be a pretty quick knit once I have time to get it started.






  1. I like the subtle detail that you are going to have on the brim. I think he’ll like it. He has certainly anticipated it long enough.

  2. Sounds like an excellent compromise between boring and plain. And the colour is so pretty.

  3. Color is really pretty. I hope he’ll wear it! I’m so curious of finished hat. Hugs!

  4. I really love the color, and the story to go along with the future hat! I can’t wait to see the complete thing.

  5. Guys are so hard to knit for! I love that color.

  6. It seems like you’ve chosen the perfect design to a hat that’s been a long time coming. 🙂

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