Definitely got my instant gratification fix with this one. This hat was a breeze from start to finish! I’m very pleased with the results, except I don’t think the photos do it justice. It’s a lot cuter in person.
The original request was a hat with a bill to keep rain out of the eyes. The secondary request was soft, soft, soft. I used Cascade’s Highland Duo, at 70% alpaca, I accomplished the soft part. Not sure how well this yarn will really do in the rain, time will tell. The bill is on the small side, a function of the alpaca. I could have used a plastic insert as structure for a larger bill, but I dunno…just wasn’t feeling it. I did run four strands of 1 mm elastic through the ribbing to help it keep it’s structure. This is twice the elastic I normally use. I expect it to get a lot of use so I want it to hold up!
Complete details on my Ravelry Page
(Almost forgot the most important part…if you aren’t familiar, the motif on the hat is based on The Dude’s Sweater from The Big Lebowski! It really ties the outfit together!)