I talked before about casting on for this project many, many times. This time it's working! It's a hat for my youngest son. It's a different pattern in that you knit 20 something rows and then do a purl row. That purl row becomes the bottom edge because you'll end up turning the first 20ish rows under and joining it. The ears will stay warm because they'll have a double layer over them. Yep, I live in Florida and it's mild here in winter. Jacob, however, lives in flipflop and shorts and rarely wears a jacket but will wear a beanie. This hat will warm his whole body!
Here I tucked the bottom part under so you'll get a visual.
Can you see the pattern?
It's a skull and crossbones. Let's hope I'm managing my notoriously tight knitting and have loosened up enough that he can actually get this hat on his noggin. He hasn't displayed any interest in my knitting or quilting anything for him but he'll really enjoy this - if it fits. Fingers crossed.
Otherwise, I'm going to have to find someone with a small head to give this to.