I promised my cousin a hat for Christmas, and have not yet delivered on that promise. But have no fear Zoë, I am working out the kinks in my design and you will have your hat!
This hat was inspired by a sweater worn often by my friend Mia. The sweater has scalloped leaves along the bottom edge that I sort of fell in love with. There was a hat pattern that I particularly liked, but wanted to make my own, so I decided to replace the ruffle on the side with hanging leaves. I found a pattern for the scalloped leaf edge and used some graph paper and experimenting to flip the leaves around and put two side by side. (I probably could have found a pattern for this with some more looking, but what fun would that be?)
I added stitches to the crown of the hat to make it a little more roomy, and this is the result!
I think it turned out pretty well, even in the cheap yarn I used for this first attempt! I am working on the next attempt in a textured yarn and will post pictures of the finished hat.