Gran needed a hat for those "bad hair" days when she was hospitalized after a fall earlier this year. Admittedly, I've never tackled a hat, but I love my Gran and wanted to do something to brighten her day and meet a need. I had some inherited mystery yarn in a neutral colour that would go with almost anything and looked just right for the challenge. I knit a flat entrelac pattern, reducing the stitches on each pass after the third row. After joining the two sides, it looked like a cowl, I pulled yarn through the last row to bring it in right at the top so it finally started to look more like a hat! I knit a band and attached it to the bottom. There was still a small gap at the top; I knitted up a small I-cord, twisted it into a knot and then attached it to cover the opening. It came out perfect! Fit her like a charm, made to order! My first hat was a success! I will have to write out the pattern so I can make more; lots of requests!!
And of course one for me to match Gran's!!