this is tetsubou, a design by kirsten johnstone, whose blog i follow and where i first saw this hat. i love here designs and her photography. her tetsubou is much nicer than mine.
felted tweed was so-so for this project. i don't hate it or love it. my favorite part of the hat are the flaps, although the second flap was tricky to get straight, picking up the right stitch from the right column. i did not knit the full 7 inches of the hat and can't remember what i did, but wish i could have knit this a little bigger and a little longer.
in order to maximize my small amount of yarn, when i was getting close to the end, i unravelled my little ball of yarn, and made the i-cord on that end, and left it on the ball, so that i knew how much i needed for the i-cord. know what i mean?
wow, snow days really help me keep up with this blog. and let me craft with reckless abandon. more on this soon too.