The Windschief hat pattern was designed by Stephen West.
It is an easy knit with a twist, a surprising stitch-decrease pattern. I used an Italian cast-on, then a Row 1 following an Italian cast-on, and for the bottom ribbed edge I used the Eastern Uncrossed Brioche stitch for more elasticity and extra warmth!
Windschief is a German word, literally wind-askew. Like gnarled tree trunks bent by relentless winds or the way creaky old houses are leaning sideways. If one wears a hat askew, the hat sits windschief on one’s head!
Our Dutch friend Jaap does a lot of work outdoors so he really needs this oranje hat!