When you envision wearing this hat, try not to think of all the mismatched purple and burgundy I'm wearing. Geez, I was totally not paying attention when I through on a sweater and hat for these photos. Also, keep in mind that I should press this fair isle for the smoothest finish. Every time I do that, my fair isle comes out so beautifully. I just get impatient to wear things and am slow to completely block, press, weave in, etc.
Details: I used size US1 needles for the ribbing and 4s for the rest of the hat. The pompom is the aubergine version I mentioned here. Who'd have thought I'd wear a furry, aubergine pompom?
Have you seen Laura's Le Chapeau hat? I think I need this one too. She also designed the Mykonos Wrap, which would be one of the most sensible knitted accessories for a knitter living in Texas. So, I really need to knit this one, too. It calls for lace weight in the pattern, but since I don't have any lace, I'm thinking I could modify it for some of the stray skeins of fingering or light fingering I have around my house. I think it would still look appropriately airy.
Other post mentioning this knit is here.