There's such a thing in knitting as "deceptively simple."
This phenomenon happens in all crafts, actually, and it's such a pleasant
||The Silver Lining Hat in its "football" stage
The Silver Lining Hat, by Kirsten Hipsky of Valley Yarns, is one of those deceptively simple patterns. When it's
done it's shaped like a football that's two different colors, which, I think
you'll agree, doesn't look much like a hat (photo at right).
The deal is that you work from the top down, and then you switch colors and
work from the bottom up.
At the end of the process you have a double-layer hat that has a different
color lining that can be worn with either color showing and the other appears
as the contrast color when you fold up the brim.
The only tricky part of the Silver Lining Hat is at the very beginning, where
you start knitting in the round with just a few stitches. And it's not really
hard, it's just awkward for the first few rows.
to get you over that hump, Knitting Daily TV
host Eunny Jang walks you through
the first few rows (and then she shows you how to knit the rest of the hat!) step by step.
Here's the clip from KDTV
Isn't that great? I hope you'll try the Silver Lining Hat, and the other hats
in KDTV episode 802, too. It's available as a single episode download, so check
P.S. In the video, Eunny is wearing the Off-Rib Cardigan from knit.wear magazine.