Combining crochet and knit in a project makes me happy. Years ago, there was the ribbed skirt with the crochet edging. I still love that one and wear it every winter. More recently, the blue afghan was a fun way to connect sections with no seaming (or ends to weave in) at the end.
This weekend, I cast my eye at a left over ball of Noro with the few orphan bits of color from other balls and decided to try a hat that has been twirling through my mind.
The band is TSS (Tunision Simple Stitch) worked to a length that was about three inches longer than needed to go around my head. TSS makes a lovely chain on the edge which is just perfect for picking up stitches for knitting. From there, I used my regular hat pattern and let the Noro Silk Garden do its thing.
Finishing was simple. The band was crossed over itself and pinned for a perfect fit. The two buttons are non-functional, but really do add a bit of style and hold the band in place. One large statement button would work also.
Making this took one afternoon. But it will probably take a few weeks of procrastination before I write up the pattern. In the mean time, this will become my new charity hat pattern for the fall.