Over the last couple of days, the Simple Slouch Hat pattern (available free here) has been making its way around the internet lately. First there was a mention in a Buzzfeed post, and then this morning I saw that it was shared on Vogue Knitting's Facebook page!
This hat has always been a favorite for me to use when teaching people to knit - if you cast on using a Knit-On cast on (rather than my standard long tail cast on) you only need to learn to knit and then knit two together, and you're knitting a hat!
I love seeing it pop up on Instagram randomly, as someone discovers just how fun it is to cast on and then knit and knit and knit, and suddenly you have a hat!
This hat was actually featured in a Norweigan film in 2012, which was super amazing and cool!
I forget for months just how much I love to make this hat, and just how much both men and women, kids and adults, love to wear this hat. And whenever I look at the pattern page, or the photo above, I'm reminded that I should probably take new pattern photos of this hat. This one was taken when I was pregnant, after all - with Owen!
So, welcome to any new readers and knitters, who have made their way here thanks to these two fun and wonderful online sources. Feel free to jump around my online home, checking out my patterns, my about page and my archives. Head on over to look at the books I've written, including my most recent book (and for sure my favorite) She Makes Hats - a memoir of sorts, detailing my knitting life.
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