I finished the hat I made to match my twined mitts, and I think I love it...
... but I'm not 100% sure.
Things I know:
Handspun yarn is really amazing to work with. The mitts and this hat are the first projects I've made with yarn I spun and which pretty much holds its gauge instead of wobbling all over from bulky to laceweight, and I am unquestionably in love with the airiness and the gentle colour shifts that go with this particular batch.
The hat came out exactly the way I hoped it would, which is to say, with at least a tiny bit of yarn to spare (I figure I made it with 20 yards left over) and looking not unlike a 1920s big-at-the-top style.
This is gonna be a seriously warm hat.
The hat will not crush my hair.
I am pretty happy with how long it took me to make and affix a black felt button to finish it off
(20 minutes, including digging through a bag of felted wool to find some in black.)
It is a huge relief to have this hat done and ready for today's cold snap.
Even if it looks dorky on me (you may notice I have not included a front view here) if I have to wear this hat for warmth, I am gonna wear it with pride, because I hate being cold a lot more than I love not looking dorky.
(and it works okay with my new cowl, but just in case, I just finished a second hat to match that. A hat which I might add I would chicken out and wear today, if it had managed to dry overnight, sigh.)
Hope you are warm and cosy wherever you are today - see you tomorrow!