I‚Äôve been eyeing this pattern ever since I first saw it on Brooklyn Tweed back when it debuted last fall. I spent two afternoons putting this hat together and it was a nice change from the mindless pattern repeat knitting that I‚Äôm normally used to. I am officially a chart convert. The icons on chart patterns are so much easier to read than written instructions. Now I finally understand why people enjoy knitting from charts so much better!
I love the yarn that I used for this, Louisa Harding Grace Hand-Dyed (and I even picked up two more skeins in a deep purple to make a Foliage Hat). If I could do it again, I would make sure to alternate skeins every 2 rows or so. There was quite a bit of color variation even though they were both from the same dye lot. This yarn is so soft and smooshy and it keeps my head really warm. One other thing to mention is that the dye on this yarn completely bleeds. My once white Denise interchangeable needles are now blue.