Flower Hat for Iris is complete.
The finished hat weighs about 60 grams, with the background color weighing in just a hair more, but fairly close to 50/50. It only took less than 2-3 days to knit, but that included quite a bit of ripping back and reknitting. Assuming all goes well, it can definitely be done in a weekend.
The colors are pretty true in this picture. I would have like a bit more contrast between the 2 colors. By complete coincidence, the greyscale matched up on the 2 balls of yarn when I picked it up to knit. If I shifted one of them, the contrast might be better, but I think I also want a color shift. I may go ahead and order ball of Kauni in a different colorway. (I still have about 130 grams of each color left.)
And get a load of the depth of the hat! It’s a full 9″. Even with a Sarah Palin’s little up-do, I can’t fill the hat. But that was with the hat sitting slightly above the ears. I would imagine that Iris would wear it over her ears while skiing.
And the hand? Yes, it softened up somewhat after its bath, but I still think that a lining wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
Would I do this pattern again? Most definitely. I really like the leaf pattern, but with a different contrast yarn. I also picked up a little bag pattern that I’d like to make. There’s a whole lot of yarn remaining.
Actually, there might be enough yarn for a vest in there. Hmmm.