So I have had "knitter envy" since seeing my FAVORITE rock star, Martin Gore of Depeche Mode wear this "fauxhawk" hat onstage on their last tour at the end of 2005.
I ended up finding the woman responsible for knitting the hat for Martin on the internet (see the picture of her and Martin wearing their fauxhawk hats below) and we have kept in touch. And I was SO excited as both a knitter AND a Martin Gore fan when her and her friend published a book with the pattern.
I wanted to make the British flag version (using pink, black and gray) like she is wearing in the picture below which meant learning intarsia. I just wanted to praise here...I learned the intarsia technique this weekend using the videos from this website
!!!! Below I have included the finished first side of my very own fauxhawk hat!
I am so pleased...I am about to get off the net for tonight to work on the second side!