Hat’s done! Started by worrying I didn’t have enough handspun…then moved onto worrying I didn’t have enough of the main yarn (Vally Yarns Sheffield). Turns out I had enough of both, and so now I’ve cast on a pair of tiny mitts to go with it. And now, of course, I’m worried I don’t have enough again.
So, I’m thinking it really is reversible. Here it is knit side out:
And here purl side out:
And here’s the crown with the knit side out.
And yes, yes you do need to weave the ends in neatly if you want it to be truly reversible, but there are a few tricks for that, and I’m happy with how mine came out. I know this is hat is easy as pie (stripes people, it’s stripes, it’s not hard), but it’s such a knitterly thing, and it’s a perfect excercise in using a few of the tricks that make knitting more fun and easier that I’ve found it delightful.
Some day, if the weather and my hair cooperate, I may even take a picture of it on me as opposed to on Esmerelda.