I don't normally like shopping at Walmart, but I wanted this hat complete for my son's soccer kickoff tournament and didn't trust myself to make my own without some practice. When I do try making my own, I'll use Tiny Owl's faux fur pompom tutorial. Even though I decided to buy mine, Stephanie's video was worth watching for the entertainment value, alone. (This is off the subject, but I was downloading music for a workout playlist yesterday and discovered that the theme song for the movie Hanna, by The Chemical Brothers, features Stephanie's vocals.)
So dark brown and aubergine were all I could find. Aubergine is an unusual choice for me, but when you see the All in a Row colorwork hat I used my Gashlycrumb leftovers on, you'll get why I wanted such a hue.
So, overall, I am satisfied with this hat. I think a heavier Aran weight yarn would make the hat warmer and the perfect amount of slouchy, but I used the yarn I wanted, so I'm satisfied.
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So what are your favorite winter hat styles or patterns, friends?