I'm not sure what I was thinking - I thought this hat was for me. In the yarn shop where I was just browsing (browsing in a yarn shop, ahem), I lingered over this lovely alpaca, silk, CVM yarn from Maine Twist. So incredibly soft and yummy. I originally picked up an oatmeal color thinking I'd make myself a hat and mittens, walked to the counter (before I could do more "browsing") and then did a quick pivot, replacing the oatmeal for the hot pink. What? I know. I don't know, really. "Get something different!" I think I told myself.
I cast on for Wurm, happy to add another hat to my winter stash, and delighted to knit with this lovely yarn. It moved quickly, as hat knitting can do. I was knitting in all kinds of light - in the passenger seat of the car, by the firelight in the evening, and and under the flourescent lights in the dance studio. And somewhere along the way, a creeping doubt became a loud and clear laugh "I am NEVER going to wear this hat!"
It's a gorgeous color, and simply scrumptious yarn, and quite fun (and warm!) pattern. But that hot pink and I were just not meant for each other.
I realized this, thankfully, just in time to stop a little bit short in the pattern. So that it would be just right for a smaller head, one for whom this hat is a perfect match...