I was getting bored with understitching the facing (about halfway done now), so I took a couple hours out and made the hat! Here it is:
I had to modify the pattern substantially to arrive at this hat, but I like it a lot. It squishes down for a beret, or can be pulled up for a rainbow crown. And I like the piping; it defines the boundaries and keeps it from disintegrating into a shapeless mass of color.
It’s not quite done yet – still needs the size adjusted and the lining put in – but the outer shell is done and it’s looking pretty good. I’m happy with it.
Tomorrow I’m driving up to AVL to retrieve the loom (let’s hope it’s ready!), which will be great – I’d really like to get some weaving done! My hands are itching to hold a shuttle.