My mom liked the Topi
hat in the current issue of Knitty that I made for myself.
She wants me to make her one, and she lives in Florida so it needs to be a nice and cool hat to protect her head while she's out at the beach and such.
I was wondering if anyone thinks I could use Rowan Cotton Tape
, which is on closeout at elann right now.
It looks like it would be a great yarn to use for this purpose, but it's a completely different gauge. The pattern gives a little instruction in the description on what to do with a different gauge yarn, but there isn't anything on the brim - I wouldn't be sure how many stitches to bind off to start the brim and then what kind of short rows to do for the brim.
As a matter of fact, I'm not familiar with this yarn at all so I'm not even sure if it's advisable to do a hat in it!!!
Any advice for me? Would this yarn be a good choice? If so, what kind of mods to the brim should I try to make?