I think I finally knit my dream hat. Knitting grownup hats for a baby sized head is always a bit of an ordeal. Even if my gauge is correct, the measurements of the finished hat are almost always too big for me, either in width or in height. See my Skiff (knit on needles 3 sizes smaller than recommended size) for an example of what I mean. No good.
I have knit so many hats for other people that turn out perfectly, but the ones I have made and truly enjoyed for myself have been few and far between. So. Since I cannot for the life of me knit a hat that fits me exactly how I want it, I am oh so happy to have one that fits me about 80% as well as I could hope for. It is a bit slouchier than intended but I am 26 for Pete’s sake. These next couple years are the apex of my crop topping, see through shirting, slouchy hatting years, so I better damn well do it up.
The pattern is Vintage Prim by Andrea Mowry and it was SO FUN to knit. Go out and get yourself this pattern. I used some leftover Cascade Fingering in Brown and Knit Picks Palette in Mai Thai Heather. And I believe I used size 3 needles?
From my experience, and looking at the other projects on Ravelry, I think the key to a good color combo on this one is two solid colors that are high in contrast. I typically love brioche made with variegated yarn, but this hat seems to make much more of an impact with solid colors. It’s got a lot going on already and I think it could go overboard in a hurry if you weren’t careful. But that being said…