Yarn: Stephanie's Handspun Merino, and Kid Silk Haze
Needles: U.S. size 7
Pattern: My own, cobbled together using guidance from various sources. I used twin rib for the brim, to match the scarf. I then switched to stockinette and added a strand of Kidsilk Haze, carried along with the Harlot's Handspun, for extra warmth and a change of texture. I have considered doing a knitted flower to trim the brim, and I still might. I need to find the right pattern first. Or I might leave it plain. I'm ambivalent about it, as you can see.
But it is so soft and lightweight, yet warm....and a nice, flattering color. I'm just thrilled with this hat and scarf ensemble. I don't wear hats much, but I should. And as I get older, the cold hurts more and I'm getting more practical. So I wanted to make a lightweight, but warm, hat that didn't smoosh my hair down too much and also didn't make me look any more pinheaded than is necessary. I think the wide brim works well against the pinheadedness. I haven't yet washed it, and it might fluff up more after being washed, which will be even nicer.
I am just about OUT of yarn. There are only a few yards left. I'm sad. I would have liked a matching pair of mittens or gloves.
Thank you, dear Stephanie, for the lovely handspun. I have enjoyed knitting every stitch. It is just beautiful...so soft and lovely and alive.