Ackert Hook Hat.
A friend made this hat quite some time ago, and I liked it enough to tuck it away in my queue. When I was browsing for a new hat pattern, this one jumped out at me. Sorry I don't have a live model. I couldn't
This hat was a nice break from the traditional bottom up style. It starts at the top with an invisible cast on.
The lovely flower motif is followed by several inches of seed stitch. I know some knitters complain about seed stitch, but it's never been a bother for me. After all, this is just a hat - not a whole sweater's worth. After a quick ribbing and bind off, I had a new hat to add to my collection. I read the comments on Ravelry and decided to drop down two needle sizes for the ribbing. I finished it off with Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off.
The yarn is Marie, colorway Blue Jeans. This DK weight blend has a bit of cashmere making this hat my current favorite.