Last weekend, Claudia pointed me toward this site:
It's fabby, no? This is the Celtic Harbor Hat from Blackberry Ridge. I love the shape and that design in the band, but I'm not completely sold on the high-contrast, black-and-white color combo. I'm more of a low-contrast girl.
Here's the pattern description from the website:
This hat pattern is knit from medium weight 100% wool in two natural colors: Brown and Gray. Designed to put three layers over the ears, this pattern is adapted from a hat style that has kept shepherds warm for years.
Did you read that? "[T]hree layers over the ears..." I'm sold. My ears need nothing if not many layers this time of the year.
Because I would be breaking with long-standing tradition if I were not to alter this pattern, what if I converted the entarsia pattern to purls, and knit the entire hat in one colorway (say Cascade 220, 8012)?
Or, what if I got totally brave and attempted the entarsia? I could do the entarsia in a very, very similar colorway. Would it be worth it? Would I like the look?
So many hats, so little time. First, the gift knits. Then it's memememememe (How much fun was typing mememememe? Lots!)