Yes, this is another post-SITW binge hat. My esteemed sister Ruth wanted in on the custom-order hat fun and chose the same hat pattern as Griffin, "The Easy Ombre Slouch Hat," except with purple and grey instead of teal and grey. It's a fun and easy pattern, so I was happy to make a hat with it again only a few months later. And of course she also wanted the pom-pom, too.
While this hat was certainly intended to be a birthday gift (in January), the only thing I did before her birthday was buy the purple yarn. I knitted the hat on the bus from Bellingham to Walla Walla (via Vancouver, WA due to a snowy Snoqualmie Pass...) during the chamber singers road trip last early February. And while the hat was completed in early February, it just sat around my room until I came home for spring break. Better late than never, I guess. :) I was hoping I'd waited long enough that she had completely forgotten about this tardy promise, but she greeted me expectantly when I came home. Fortunately she liked the finished piece!
Amid the ridiculous poses during our front-yard photo shoot, I guess she likes the hat! Yarn is Knit Picks Swish DK in Eggplant and Drops Karisma Superwash in Light Gray. I modified the pattern a bit to fit the SITW style (see modifications detailed on my post about Griffin's hat) and used US 2 and US 6.
View this project on Ravelry.