Defunk has been released into the world...
Defunk (v): to change or improve a negative attitude, mindset or behaviour
Sometimes to change things up a bit (or hide a bad hair day...or keep my head warm) I like to put on a hat. Something about a good hat makes me feel uplifted (literally: for whatever reason, hats make me feel taller so I think I stand a little straighter) and a little more confident. I’ve been wanting a newsboy-style-hat for ages, and I finally have one - and you can, too!
This cap is worked starting with the brim. The brim is shaped using short rows and a piece of flimsy plastic is inserted part way through the process to stiffen the brim. (I used a placemat from my local dollar store) The hat is then worked from the brim to the crown with some shaping to give it a traditional newsboy-cap shape and fit. Another piece of plastic is used to craft a small button for the very top of the hat. This hat is way easier than it looks and people are super impressed that it’s hand knit! I hope you feel awesome when you wear it.