I just got a request to try and make the Billy Gibbons type hat, does anyone have links, idea, patterns?
I made the anemone hat on http/revelry.com. It's great and a lot of fun to make.
I didn't see directions on how to make the dreadlocks on the Ravelry pattern. Would you just twist length of yarn until it doubles on itself?
The Ravelry pattern description page for the Man's Rasta Hat includes the following directions for making the dreadlock (MD):
Make Dreadlock (MD): Knit into next stitch, but do not slide stitch off of the left-hand needle. With your right index finger pull the new loop off of the right-hand needle and pull loop toward you, making a total length of the loop twice the length from needle to your right hand as desired for finished dreadlock. Twist loop clockwise until it is very, very tight, then slip loop off of right index finger onto the left-hand needle, allowing loop to twist on itself. Knit loop together with stitch from which it is drawn to lock dreadlock into place.
It's like making a twisted cord, and knitting it in place to anchor each dread.
Thank you.....why couldn't I find those directions when I looked at Ravelry. Can't wait to try this. Thanks again.
Not a problem. Glad I could help.
That anemone hat was a lot of fun to make. Everyone seems to want to pet it like it's a little animal. I want to make the rasta hat too.
The LYS in my area sponsors a hat project every year to provide hats for every child in a selected school. The selected school is always a Title I school (where the children qualify for the free lunch program). Last year over 500 hats were donated.
I was thinking of making a few of the Rasta Hats in a smaller size with colorful yarns as part of my donation this year.