The Vortex pattern is really fun and interesting to knit, and the pattern is very clever. I have no idea how the designer ever figured out how to write the pattern, and you know, I had no idea how the thing was supposed to look or what I was doing until the very final step of grafting the ends together. My “make 1″ stitches are ugly, as you can see, but who cares! I love the hat.
I used Sugar ‘n Cream or Peaches ‘n Cream or one of those cream kitchen cottons. I think I have enough yarn left to make a non-pointed version. Peter thinks I look like an oompa loompa with it on, but there’s nothing really wrong with that, is there?