It turns out, you can knit a hat out of a long, thin strip.

Check out this cute pattern!

It turns out, it’s really, really fun to knit with Noro.  (Surprise!  Not.)

It turns out, it’s kind of fun to reply, “A hat!” when strangers ask what you’re knitting.  The looks on their faces as they contemplate “She said, ‘hat,’ but it looks like a…scarf,” are always interesting.

It turns out, the spiral configuration you need to seam the thing up isn’t that difficult to figure out.

It turns out, however, that the seam on that spiral needs to be able to stretch.


Back to the drawing knitting board.

(Experienced knitters, what do you think?  Mattress stitch?)