In answer to a call for some charity knitwear, I used some leftover Wool-Ease to make a hat:
I call it the Tricorder Hat. Yes, the name is a play on words! The hat looks as if it has cords in groups of three draping the head and ending in tassels. It’s also a nod to Mr. Spock, who hid his ears under a woolen hat in a 1967 episode of Star Trek called “City on the Edge of Forever”.
Once you get the hang of doing the twisted stitches, this hat is a pretty easy knit. The twist requires skipping a stitch and knitting one, knitting the skipped stitch and then slipping both off the needle. At first, it was tricky to get the needle under the first stitch in order to knit it. I ended up putting the needle though both stitches as if to K2TOG, then backing the needle out a bit and inserting it between the stitches. After I figured this out, the project went quickly!
I’ve posted the Tricorder Hat pattern on my Free Patterns page, hope you like it!