The fabulous Melody sent me the yarn and the pattern for the We Call them Pirates hat during the last knittyboard SP exchange. Thankya, Melody! It's hard to tell with the stitches all smooshed up on the needles, but the pattern is neat as hell and not nearly as complicated as you might believe. The wool is by Dale of Norway, and it makes the hat doubly neat because it's treated with teflon to create a water resistant yarn. The resulting fabric is a bit rough, so the pattern tells you to start with a provisional cast on, knit the hat, and then unzip the cast on and knit a liner out of soft yarn. Sure, no problem, except guess who cast on for a black hat using black scrap yarn? Yup, that's going to be fun to pick out. I bet it gives me an authentically piratey squint.
Who cares; knitting crosslegged on the floor while my legs go numb from arse to toe has already given me a delightfully piratey swagger.
Hey Mike! What do ya think of my hat?
He likes it.