I'm making the Cables Beanie from Knit Slouchy Beanies and Headwraps. And one thing I've noticed about making slouchy beanies is that, while I do like a good slouchy beanie, I don't want something so large that it slides off my head. That's why most beanies' brims are knit with a needle that's one size smaller than the needle you use for the beanie itself.
And that's also why you cast on few stitches for the brim and increase a few more when it's time to work on the rest of the hat.
Knitting cables means you're also knitting a lot of purl stitches, so it makes sense to know both the knit increase and the purl increase when you're adding more stitches to your beanie.
|Extra purl stitches. Woo!|
So. What did we learn today? Let's review:
Slouchy beanies are great. Falling-off beanies aren't.
You will always have a reasons to buy more needles. You will never have enough.
Increasingly evening is, uh, better than casting on a whole bunch of stitches at once--not that skilled crafters like you or me would ever consider doing something like that.
Jen is not especially good at the Internet.
And, lastly and most importantly, the purl increase!