But I'm getting nearly done with it and got mad at it and decided to add a secret message to the liner. It says, 'Because I was cold -- PLR 2006' so I can remember when the monstrosity was made.
It's actually very, very warm, and very, very well constructed. The pattern has been a joy to work with and was sold, as a kit, by Schoolhouse Press. You actually push the whole bottom half of it into the top half, and then fold up a huge brim, so I get four layers of 2-yarn cloth at the ear level. It's going to be very nice when it gets back into the sub-zero weather again. Right now, though, it's something of a pain in the hands and shoulders. Hee.
Behind the cut is what the finished hat is supposed to look like on someone:
And to think that just a few months ago it looked like this: