I really did mean it
I told you I was surgically implanting the perfect amount of slouch. I really really really meant it too (I generally do mean the things I say, at least I try to).
Some answers to some questions I imagine someone out there has…
Nope, you don’t have to do this, you can totally just knit the hat and let it slouch naturally. And if you’re the sort of person who is confident in their hat slouch adjustment skills, you should totally do that. I find I always need to fuss with my hat for quite some time to get it just so, and doing it once and locking it in feels somehow more efficient to me. But you can totally do it either way.
Nope, you should not do it with wildly contrasting yarn (gah, especially not THIS yarn, which bled all over the damn place). But I did it with this yarn because I wanted it to be highly visible in the pictures. But when you do it with matching yarn (and trim your ends), you won’t see the magical implant bits at all.
Nope, the pattern isn’t back out quite yet. But it should be in just a few more days! And you can do the mailing list thing if you want me to tell you when it comes out.
Nope, you don’t have to use mohair held alongside your yarn. But I do think using a fuzzy yarn lets you get a fabric that is loose enough to be drapey and still dense enough to look like fabric (not open space with the occasional piece of yarn in the middle of it), so I do recommend something at least a bit fuzzy if you can manage it.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to wear this around for a few minutes so I can make sure I have achieved my perfect level of slouch before I secure those ends.