I really did.
And it really did start off as a hat for ‘Imself:
And, I am very happy to report, he tells me it is “the hat he always wanted”. So, TICK that one off the list!
But it has, of course, evolved into something a little more delicate, something a bit more feminine, something a bit less…. big and we now have The Owl and the Pussycat mark II
Or, if you’d like to see it on:
And yes, it is actually now, as we speak, beginning its fourth incarnation with the pattern in relief:
(I’ll post a pic of the completed relief hat when it’s finished 🙂 )
I used 4mm needles for the rib, 5mm for the body of the hat and two varieties of aran-weight wool: solid colour and graduating.
If you fancy a go yourself, you can find the pattern here. After all, it’s still chilly enough to warrant something woolly on your bonce, n’est-ce pas?