It has been windy here in the bay area! We’ve had two nights in the last couple weeks where the wind was howling off the ocean at 40-50 miles per hour with gusts even faster, which is enough to shake the walls and leave me feeling pretty unsettled, and most other days have been blustery as well. I like to wear a hat when it’s windy to keep my hair contained and my ears warm, and this easy, slouchy hat might just be the most perfect hat ever!
I used the free Striped and Slouchy Hat pattern on Ravelry, and I would highly recommend it. It’s a nice size – big enough to neatly hide a low bun and not smash hair too much, but not super big – and I like the look and weight of the gathered top. The best thing about the pattern, though, is the sixteen rows of ribbing at the edge that keep the hat on through all sorts of inclement weather. I used leftover balls of wool-ease, and despite my frustration with that yarn lately it worked really well with this hat. It’s a keeper!