I am going to preface these photos by saying that I do NOT look good in hats. I have a pin head and a very small quantity of hair. But listen, there are times when necessity outweighs vanity. So, I set out to make this hat thinking (based on the photo on the pattern and the sample I saw in my local yarn store) it might meet my needs. It's called the Moonshine Hat.
You will notice the hat has an i-cord edging on the brim as well as the crown of the hat. This is an important feature because it provides the much needed extra structure that many knitted hats need. In my opinion.
The hat is made with roving, which broke on me a few times in the beginning and again near the end. BUT it has knit up into a hat that is warm, super lightweight, and NOT ITCHY. Three excellent qualities in a hat.
I should have done a little practicing of the i-cord before I started on the hat. There is no going back with this roving. Once it's knit, it's knit. You don't take it out unless you want to face a very likely break. I suppose you could knit this in another bulky yarn that is a bit sturdier but what would be the fun in playing it safe?