Well, this one is still a learning exercise, but it came out better than expected.
I started at the top with a chain loop, then spiraled out (using tunisian YO-Top K-TopKnot Stitch). I did dramatic increases until the edge was wavy, then continued to spiral out until I could do a row of decreases to make it flat again.
This part worked pretty well and made the top part poofy.
I then did the orange ring using the K-TopKnot Stitch and I started doing increases midway through the stripe. This was a mistake, it looks messy to me. Next time, the increases need to go all the way through the stripe (if they’re there at all).
So, the top looks like:
The bar of solid maroon is knit.
I did the bottom part using a honeycomb combo of the 2 earlier tunisian stitches (K-TopKnot and YO-Top K-TopKnot). Once done, the reverse (wrong) side of the stitch combo was more interesting, so I’ve been turning up the bottom of the hat.
And I almost didn’t get this item posted today
because the husband wanted to take the hat in to show everyone,
because I’d combined Clemson orange with Gamecock garnet
(a strict no-no around here).