Knitting the the hat was straightforward but the pattern was not one to be easily memorised. I didn't. There was only one and half repeats so barely worth my (elusive) brainpower. I had to pay close attention to the chart because the pattern is asymmetric in places. The instructions called for aggressive blocking so I did. Funny that, I wasn't quite sure what this actually meant but I did my best to at least give aggressive impression whilst pinning it down on my ironing board.
The light is appalling at the moment, dark even in broad daylight and the photos are not great but I am sure the hat will show up in later outdoorsy posts and you can seen it then in a better light. I tried to take a selfie but unfortunately I looked like an alcoholic turkey (red faced, spotty and wrinkly) so you have to make do with Annie modelling the hat. I might have to tape my double chin back and maybe also my cheeks for future photo shots. A bit of sellotape works wonders, I have seen the proof (before and after).
As always, thank you so much or stopping by and leaving nice comments. I really love to hear from you. I have started replying to comments directly by email (unreliably so but I try) but I can't do that if you are a no-reply blogger. If you are, I usually visit all my commenting readers' blogs and say hello there.
Have a lovely week. The forecast is for more of the same with gale force winds. Today there I was battered by tiny tiny hailstones, or maybe tiny tiny snowballs. It was painful. Cx