The latest addition to our occasional series on “cool items people make that include the Metro map” is a hat! Michael Perkins knit a few and gave one to Veronica Davis:
Left: The hat on Veronica Davis. Right: The hat on a table. Photos by Veronica Davis.
If you want to make your own, Michael Perkins provided a chart of the design and an explanation:
Just create a knit hat with an even stockinette block of at least 30 rows high by 25 rows wide. I knit 12 rows of k2p2 ribbing and then about 40 rows of stockinette, then decrease (k2tog) every other round in 8 parts for the top until half the stitches remain, then decrease every round until 4 stitches remain.
My hats are knit on #6 needles for the brim and #8 for the body. 88 stitches around. Yarn is Vanna’s Choice Worsted Acrylic by Lion Brand Yarns.
He also has a page for the hat at Ravelry.