and just in time too, he's headed back to snow country for the holidays with plans for hitting the slopes.
i started this hat back in november and it's finally done. it's been one of those projects that i would knit and put down and pick up, then put back down and left on the back burner for a while, until this week. i tried finishing it once before, and came to the conclusion that i had no idea how to PROPERLY crochet the trim. that is, until i sought the advice of expert crocheter Marikit-dl.
the design is based on a sketch that hans and i came up with, along with the pompom on a revolving braid. hans was so cute today - this morning after i gave it to him, he immediately put it on and didn't take it off once all day. i mean ALL DAY. even while taking business calls, and wearing his headphones. it was hilarious, he reminded me of a child who chose his first pair of shoes on his own and insists on wearing them immediately. in a way, it was a great compliment to me and i interpreted that he truly appreciates what i made for him.
i used about a skein and a half of karabella's aurora 8 in pool, and lorna's lace's shephard worsted in charcoal for the detailing.