As much as I love knitting rollbrim hats, I never knit one for me! I have a LOT of hair, so I can’t wear any hats that easily. Last week, though – I had an epiphany. I knit a hole into the hat so I could pull a ponytail through. Genius. (Before I start patting myself on the back, I will admit that this took me two tries, which resulted in me knitting the hat from bottom up, ripping it out, and re-knitting from top-down. Oh well. So much for guesstimating. Next time? I’ll measure!)
The yarn I used was Mmmmmmalabrigo Chunky in “Pearl Ten.” I ordered this online from YarnCountry and I was originally REALLY disappointed in the color. (I should have taken a photo of the skein before I wound it – it was brown and mucky and gross looking.) But those dyers at Malabrigo really know what they’re doing. After I knit it up, it was this subtle variegation of deep purples, browns, greys… in a word: goooorgeous. I think they should rename “Pearl Ten” to “River Rock.” I might just have to buy another skein of this stuff!