This is a modification of Hinge, worn here by a 3-year old. Hinge is a hat pattern from Berroco’s Booklet #322. It’s an interesting booklet that includes four hats: Hinge, Gnat, Peel and Thar. (I don’t know why these name choices, but maybe they mean something to someone.)

Hinge is supposed to be slouch hat, but I had not quite enough yarn to give the slouch full sway. It’s knit in fisherman’s rib, a sort of “cheater’s” brioche stitch that involves knitting into the row below. I’d forgotten what a yarn hog the stitch is. It’s shown here in the yarn Berroco recommends for the pattern: Lodge, a bulky weight 47% nylon, 47% wool, 6% rayon blend. Berroco says its “mesmerizing color transitions are punctuated with vibrant tweed flecks” and that it “works up quickly into gorgeous stripes.” I agree it’s a very nice bulky weight. This beanie version of Hinge took 128 yards.

Here’s Hinge on a 6 year old:


Here’s Hinge on an 11-year old. And here’s also where you will see that it’s knit flat and then seamed and that bulky Hinge doesn’t take too well to seaming.


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