As promised, I have finally finish the pattern for the recessed crown version of my Tyrolean Hat. It has been fun. What I like about making this hat the most is that it offers serveral techniques to keep you from being bored. And… I get bored easily.
First,The crown of this very warm winter hat is formed with short rows, working one side of the oval at a time. Next, you will be working in the round, as you set up the rib pattern that is used throughout the hat. Thirdly, you will have the opportunity to work a short row shaping to form the extended brim in the back of the hat. All that, and then you get to do some needle gymnastics to join the brim sections together before you knit the inside cap that is used to retain the crown shape and rise. All this makes it an interesting knit. I think it looks pretty cool, too!!!
Oh! I almost forgot. Another interesting aspect of this pattern is that it uses two kinds of yarn, 3 ply worsted wool and fingering yarn. The fingering yarn is used for the inside cap, which creates less bulk.