As I've told you before, I'm not a huge fan of hats, at least not when it comes to wearing them. But I do love to knit them and when I looked through my stash last winter I came across a lovely skein of Malabrigo Wrosted, that told me right away that it wants to be a hat. So I cast on right away and while doing so I thought: What if... So I played around with the idea a bit and the result is this: Skewed Hat.
The brim in twisted rib is shaped with short rows, so that one side of the brim is much longer than the other. This effects the body of the hat, since it now slants because it is knit on the bias. When worn with the long side of the brim at the front, the hat gets a nice slouchy look at the back as it is fashion these days. But of course, one can wear the hat whichever way and change the look considerably withit - as this goofy picture of my DH shows you... ;-)
I loved the idea so much that I suggested the design to Interweave for their annual 'Gifts' magazine and guess what? My design was chosen for this year's issue and as of today you can get a copy of Interweave Knits Gifts at yarn stores or online. Interweave named the design Glacier Ice hat - but I admit that in my head it will always be called Skewed Hat. Fits better, don't you think?