Ever since I got my hands on Andrea Rangel's wonderful AlterKnit stitch dictionary , I knew that had to use the fun Masked Bandit chart in a design and meanwhile it happened: Say hello to the Ring-Tailed Bandit Hat.
Aaaaaaaannnnnd - my hat even made the cover of the digital Knitscene Accents magazine! Woohoo!
The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up and bound off after the ribbing, then stitches are picked up to create a chain detail before the motif in stranded colourwork. The pattern includes three sizes.
The pattern is included in Knitscene Accent. The digital version is available from the Interweave website, here.