Pattern is Norwegian Star Cap from Hats On.
I made the Medium size and it fits my big head fine. The sizes in this book run large (from my experience). I will make this again with a few modifications:
- will cast on 10% fewer stitches for the inside hem of the brim
Even though you work the inside hem on US 4 needs and the main body on US6, I still had some puckering when I joined the hem to the body.
- will hold the lighter color in my left hand
The lighter color wasn't dominant for this project. I thought I remembered a "light-right" rule- to hold the lighter color in my right hand but this obviously wasn't correct.
- will omit the lice pattern on the crown
Was fiddly to work when decreasing.
I really don't do enough stranded projects- I enjoy them. Especially for a small project like this, when you see the design start to become recognizable, it's easy to think "Just one more round.... just one more round..."