The first Canadian Winter hat in Lorna's Laces Bulky Shepherd, color "Rainbow," is now complete. It's really adorable. I didn't get a good picture of this on Matthew yet. He wasn't being a willing model. He was more than willing to wear the hat - just not to let me snap a photo. So, here it is, modeled once again on the red cabinet:
It's really adorable, and I loved the I-cord finishing on this pattern. You can only see half of it in this photo, but you end by working two separate I-cords (off of the remaining stitches of the hat), fringing them, and then knotting the I-cords at the base. Very cute, and it's nice that it's all integrated - nothing extra to seam into place when you're finished.
The hat fits Matthew great, despite the gauge issues. I've cast on the second hat (ostensibly for me) with 10's this time. A picture of the second of our family of rainbow hats will no doubt grace the site soon.