Another knit project!
I knitted this hat no less than 3 times. And y that I don't mean I made three versions, but I undid it twice and remade it twice.
The pattern is the Snöflinga Hat by Jenny Gordy. I don't remember what caught my eye in this pattern, I think it was the simplicity of it, and yet it had some interesting detail, simply created by contrast between knit rows and purl rows, and one row of bobbles. I made it with the suggested yarn: one skein of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in colorway Woodsmoke. It's a great pattern to make with this yarn. It was a super fast knit, just a few hours really. I had never made bobbles before, but they are surprisingly easy.
So the first time I made it, I felt it was too big. Although a few friends said they though it was fine, I decided to unravel it and make it with a smaller needle size, and less row. I liked the result even less than the first time, so I unravelled a second time and made it again, back in the original size. Somehow it turned out better and I actually really like it now. I have to say, that's the beauty of knitting vs. sewing: if you don't like the result, you can start over, nothing is wasted.
I like to wear this hat indoor actually, perfect for bad hair day, and it looks great with a more casual outfit.
Man, that's a lot of my face in this post :P