Oh good, the color is truer now....must be the daylight.
The hat is now 7 inches in length and I intend to keep going to at least 7.5 inches before I begin the 16 rows of decrease. Last hat I made like this barely covered the recipient's ears ....and to add to her sadness it shrunk after the first wash she gave it. Here the color looks more true. I hope to show you it on the monk's head, if he'll pose for a picture wearing it. I think his robes are close to this color, maybe duller though.
They like to wear hats inside their little sleeping cabins (which they call a 'kuti"). It's pretty cold in there, what with winter being so long here, so they need an indoor hat on their shaved heads.
I sure hope they don't mind the lumpy, bumpy homemade look to it. I cannot seem to do any better with my knitting... but if someone were to give me an ultra-handmade-looking hat to wear, I sure wouldn't complain. Might even love it better for its lumpiness. The rough look of beginning knitting is difficult to achieve after you get better at it....right?