This month was all about knitted-on edgings, but as ever there has been plenty of discussion beyond the technique, in particular how to get the perfect finish and fit. Here's a brief guide from a selection of the projects completed recently.
Jen's finished hat has a straight fold with the gap in the edging opened to give the points near where the buttons join the layers together.
Angelika has gone for a similar approach with these smaller, but nonetheless attractive metal buttons.
Sue and Debby have both gone for variegated yarns and much more decorative buttons. By bringing the sides of the edging closer together, will have reduced the circumference of the hat to fit a slightly smaller head.
Jennifer borrowed the idea of overlapping the edging, and fixing the layers together with a single button to get the hat to fit a small head, from Susan on the Ravelry thread.
Debbi was another who ran with an idea from another group member. In this case it was Lina who suggested using a crocheted button rather than spending hours trying to find the perfect match for the hat.
Talmadge has proven to be a popular pattern this month, with a wide range of finishes on display. Some have gone even further and have really got into the 1920s feel of the cloche style hat.
It's always worth pointing out uses for the monthly technique other than for the accompanying pattern. From the many out there, this wonderful lace shawl, made by Debi really stands out.
This month's knitalong is in full swing, so do go and share your progress with us in the Ravelry group.
Thank you to all of the knitters who kindly agreed to allow us to use their photos. All copyright to the photos belongs to the knitters.