Don't you love it when you are able to get what you want? Remember back when I couldn't decide what I wanted to knit? You know, before the WIPs began accumulating? I thought a little hat might just do the trick to get me out of my knitting funk. I am a hat girl, after all. I love hats. But what kind of hat? I've already got beanies and a lovely beret. I was looking for something a little different. Then I happened to see this adorable, luxurious (cashmere) Stewart Brown Peasant Cap. So cute! I wanted one!
So one day while I was Ravelrying, I thought I would do a search for peasant capish patterns- just, you know, on the off chance there would be one. And wouldn't you know it, there certainly was! Moreover, it seemed to be a replica of the exact cap I wanted! (Yay, because I wasn't looking to throw down $165 on a hat I could, theoretically, knit for myself). And so, here we have Cosette.
This pattern is aptly named Just Like a Peasant Cap by Amber Daniels, knit in Interlacements Toasty Toes (hand-dyed Superwash Merino) in colorway 259. Are these shades of green to die for or what?
I breezed through the knitting portion of the cap, but hit at a bit of stalemate when it can to the finishing. I couldn't quite get the back (or side, depending on how you wear it) to lay right. It took some fidgeting, but I was finally able to make it work. I do believe Tim Gunn would be proud.
I'm really happy with my new hat...and that I now have something else to hide my growing-out length hair (which I couldn't hate more at the moment)! :)