This is the Lion toboggan hat pattern, in Red Heart multicoloured acrylic, the Monet colourway. I *love* all things Monet, and this hat and yarn are no exception.
This hat was interesting for a couple of reasons – the decreases to shape the crown are cunningly worked to keep the rib pattern from distorting, and I got to sew a seam!
This is the first seam I’ve worked since the best-not-discussed sweater I made for my father-in-law years ago, and I think it came out pretty well. Not good – but decent. As you can see below, the seam (center) is slightly distorted — I was stitching into the middle of the selvedge at first instead of right on the edge — but it’s not glaringly noticeable, and as soon as I corrected which stitches I was sewing into the distortion pretty much disappeared. Not bad for a second-first stab at it.