And I’m not liking it quite so much. I mean, it’s cute, but the brim bugs me this time around. Looks pretty similar to the last one, less poofy, but the same pattern and the same color. I used Diamond Yarn Galway Highland Heathers and LOVE the yarn still. Up close, it’s all shimmery and colorful, but at a distance it looks solid. Pattern is still Cabled Newsboy Hat, but this time on size 9 needles for most of it.
Despite not being fond of the brim this time, it is pretty useful. You can’t tell from the photos, but it was POURING earlier today. The brim kept my glasses nice and dry. The fact that it is now sunny totally baffles me. The Rupertite in me saw rain when I woke up and resigned herself to a wet fall. Apparently in other parts of the world, when it starts raining, it DOESN’T mean it’ll be raining for the next month non-stop. Go figure, huh?
I have decided that the toque style works with my head shape and super-sleek hair, though. Until I started knitting I was very firmly Not A Hat Person. Now, I am. I’m a slouchy hat person. I’m a brimmed hat person. I’m a toque hat person. Maybe I need to knit a top hat. Give that a shot.
But, do you see what I mean about the brim? It’s like a golfers cap or something. I am still decidedly Not A Golfer Hat Person. The hat itself, I like. The brim from the front, I like. The profile of the brim? Totally uncool. Maybe it is fixable. I think I’d like it if it were less…sloped. I think I’ll undue the stitching and try adding in the mesh. That’ll give it more shape and maybe help? Any ideas out there on how to make the brim less golfer-y? (Nothing against golfers, mind you. I’m all for some mini-golf. Especially on roofs in Kauai. :D)