The Jaye Hat is an easy pattern for a very popular, gender neutral slouchy hat. A unique feature is a double thick brim that’s very warm for cold climates. Here are some modifications you may want to consider:
- If you live somewhere with a mild climate, you may want a single layer brim instead. To do that, I suggest starting with a stretchy cast on (such as the circular tubular cast on) and then knit a total of 15 rounds of 1×1 rib. After that, pick up where the pattern switches to the larger needle size.
- If you want the double thick, folded brim, I suggest starting with a provisional cast on, then knit one row, K1P1 for 14 rounds, purl one round, K1P1 for 15 rounds. Use a second circular needle (the same or any size smaller than you’re using for your 1×1 rib) to pick up the stitches from the provisional cast on, removing the scrap yarn as shown at the beginning of the three needle bind off video. Fold up the first 15 rows as suggested in the pattern but pick up the stitches from the second needle and knit together as directed.