Because I chose worsted, the hat is going fairly quickly. If I would just stop falling asleep while knitting I might have it done by now. I have been working at my real job too much at home and staying up too much lately, so knitting is suffering.
As I was thinking of this pattern, I wanted to mimic the texture of the rock and at the same time have something that was interesting and unusual to knit. I chose a stitch pattern that is easy to memorize but with a few twist stitches to make it fun. The ribbing is also an unusual rib to give the brim more heft for a more stable base for the embroidery I plan on doing later. You can’t see it very well in my picture but I think it is going to be a handsome hat.
Hopefully by the end of the weekend I will have a finished hat and pattern.