Inklings

So normally I’m a sucker for texture. Give me cables. Give me lace. Give me a stitch pattern that swoops this way and that and does no end of interesting things.  But today?  Today I sort of just want to let this brim stand there and steal the show.

Now I know this is uncharacteristic restraint.  And don’t worry, I’m sure it won’t last.  But somehow, this just works.

Well, ok, I did give in and add one little flourish.  Because a bit of fancy business on a hat crown is just the natural order of things.  But otherwise, this uncharacteristically understated.

And yet somehow, this is the piece of knitting that gets the most compliments whenever it goes out in public.  Seriously, everyone loves it.  It’s ‘strangers stop you in the grocery store and ask about your hat’ levels of good (that could be a Maine thing…we seem to be a very knitwear aware state).

If you’re as smitten as I am, the pattern is Inklings, it’s out on ravelry now, and you can take 10% off with the code UNDERSTATED through Friday!