More to the point, I want to make a hat, and I have some very fussy criteria:
- I want to make it from some Twisted Fiber Art BFL that I spun a few weeks back. (I had a photo shoot all set up so I could show you this yarn, but when I went for the camera I discovered that I'd let the battery run down. Brilliant. I will show you tomorrow, though, okay?)
- The pattern must be plainish, because the yarn is quite variegated and textured, and cables or lace would simply disappear into it.
- I want a hat thick enough to stand up to an Ottawa winter. Based on my gauge swatch (yes! I did one! Where's my prize?), I'm thinking about 6 stitches to the inch on 3.75mm needles.
- It must be large, to fit my unusually capacious cranium.
- It must not make me look like a doofus, any more than strictly necessary.
- It must come down over my ears (see above note re. Ottawa winters).
I've considered Mary's Double Double Cloche, and may yet proceed in that direction; but I hae me doots about my ability to carry off that look. But (and this is most unlike me) for the time being, I am wracked with indecision. I think it's because I spent a fair bit of time on that yarn, and I want to do it justice.
("What yarn?" you ask. "You haven't shown us any yarn yet." Well, stand by. Tomorrow, for sure.)