This was something I knit months ago, after working up a couple of cowls that I discovered had been done before. I even had the resulting cowl pattern edited and paid the tech editor before I discovered that something else existed that was really close to what I thought was an "original" design.
But loving that whole slipped stitches thing, in this case a herringbone stitch, I put my thinking cap on and reworked the design into a top-down slouch cap instead. The swirl you see at the crown here took awhile to figure out and segue into the herringbone stitch but it was totally worth it.
This pink one is what I came up with using Mirasol Nuna (a medium weight merino/silk/bamboo blend). Since the time I made this pink one, I have made two more. Each with a different gauge of yarn.
So recently, when I got some Skinny Bugga! by Cephalopod Yarns (a fingering weight superwash sock yarn), and wondered what to do with it, I decided that the slip stitch pattern I used here would work well given the way it was dyed.
Anyway, here it is, blocking. This Red Eft colorway is to die for.
Meanwhile: I got to thinking about blocking and displaying knitted things.
Ever notice how many shawls you see displayed on trees?
Fences? (Notably chain-link, oy.)
Socks on fake feet?
Knits are notoriously hard to "display."
In my defense: Here's my Skinny Bugga! slipped stitch slouch cap sitting on top of a rice bowl on top of a vase on top of a patio table in the wind.
I will let you know when the pattern is ready. I plan on including two weights of yarn and a couple of sizes. This is intentionally over sized so it doesn't muck up my naturally curly hair.
P.S. If you think you notice a difference between the top picture and the bottom one, you're not delusional. The photographer in the house is not . . . in the house.