Yet another finished object, hooray! I finished the first Hat Challenge hat three or four weeks ago, washed it a couple days ago and wove in the ends on Monday. As soon as the ends were woven in, I put it on and didn't take it off for hours.
Because it is so, so cozy.
The yarn really bloomed with washing, which gave it a lovely halo and softness. I can't even tell that the yarn was thick-and-thin anymore. I love the color, and I love (love love love) the finished object - it has the perfect amount of slouch. I think this hat will get a ton of wear.
Pattern: #09 Eyelet Cap by Cathy Carron, from Vogue Knitting Fall 2009
Yarn: Buffalo Gals Homage to the New World
Yardage: Almost all of a 360-yard skein
Needles: Size 3 (3.25 mm) US Addi Turbos
Modifications: I knit the ribbing a little shorter. The pattern calls for an 8" brim, and I only knit for 6" because I was running out of yarn. In the end, I think the brim is exactly the right length as is, and if I were to knit it again I would make the same change.