Flashback: Acorn hat

[Catching up in Fall 2012 on the missing posts from Fall 2011.]

The acorn hat is done!!

To call it a bit ad hoc is an understatement. I couldn’t find a pattern that I liked on ravelry, so I ended up improvising a roll-brim bottom with a woven cable top. The decreases and cables were a little bit crazy, but I opted for a goal of “effective” decreases instead of “perfect” cable management and I’m really, really happy with the result. Fits well, too!

I wanted a slightly pixie top, and this fits the bill perfectly. Also good ear coverage – important since he’s outside so much.