Wow, I just found this draft sitting around in my blog dashboard. Oops! It’s been several months now since I finished Casquette (hat picture and pattern down on the 8th row of that page). It’s a free Japanese pattern from Clover Japan and quite easy to follow once you figure out the brim. The brim is knit as a big stockinette tube, and at first I couldn’t see how that shape would possibly yield the hat shape in the pattern photo. It’s only at the end when you sew the brim into place that it looks right.
I couldn’t take a good picture of myself wearing it (trust me, I tried), so I used the glass head. Very handy, that glass head.
Anyway, the knitting took only about two evenings to complete, but then I let it sit for months before sewing the brim in. I used a piece of flexible plastic from an office folder and it’s working nicely. I followed the pattern dutifully except that I left off the pompom shown in the pattern. Not a pompom type of woman, that’s all. Oh, and I added an extra pattern repeat to make it large enough to fit my huge noggin.