A double-knit hat with several design options
This hat was first published (and is still available) in the Winter 2009 issue of the online magazine Twist Collective. For the book, I made a number of additions to the pattern, including a new set of compass points which use decorative increasing and decreasing to achieve smooth-edged points rather than the jagged ones on the original version.
The hat construction remains modular — there are two bands, two closures and now two sets of compass points charted, for a total of 8 possible hats. The two-pattern letter band is especially interesting, since the N and S are readable from both sides, but the E and the W actually switch places so that the compass is correct on both sides.
This pattern is available as a standalone digital pattern as well as being in the book (or eBook) "Extreme Double-Knitting"
Where can I get it?
as a standalone pattern
as part of "Extreme Double-Knitting"