Three Way Stop
Pleating is a universal garment shaping technique. You will see it in many different fabrics, both sewn and knit. It can be used to create a swishy skirt, add a little extra room to pants, or some extra shaping to sweaters.
I’ve created a hat design that incorporates a traditional box pleat as a way to decrease the crown, and I also used a technique that I call a reverse box pleat to add volume and shape to the body of the hat. It is a slouchy hat that comes in two adult sizes.
- Box and Reverse Pleat: Detailed picture tutorial included.
- Central Double Decrease- aka Mitered Decrease.
- 16 inch US 4/3.5mm circular needle
- 16 inch US 5/3.75mm circular needle
- 1 set US 5/3.75mm double-point needles
- 1 stitch marker
- tapestry needle
Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 3-Ply [65/35 wool/silk; 251/230m per 100g skein]; color: smoke; 1 skein
24 sts/32rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on larger needle
Brim: 16 inches
Height: 8 inches
To Fit Head Circumference: 20 inches