FO: Kilbourne Hat

My first Ravelry Gift-A-Long project is complete! One Kilbourne Hat:


Modeled here, begrudgingly, by Colin in its unblocked form. I really loved the pattern – it was intuitive and interesting, and not the least bit fiddly. The project was certainly one I was a little sorry to see off my needles. But look at those charmingly clever decreased along the top:


I do love a clever pattern. Full credit to the designer Cassie Castillo. I’ll have to check out her other designs, because this one was great. Hopefully the hat’s recipient will enjoy wearing it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Final Specs:
Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted in Umber. 200 yards.
Pattern: Kilbourne Hat by Cassie Castillo
Skills Required: working in the round, twisted stitches, ssk, k2tog.
Pattern Modifications: 22 rounds of ribbing instead of the specified 7 to ensure proper ear coverage. Done entirely on 4mm needles instead of using 3.5 mm needles for the brim (a mistake, but not a disastrous one.)

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