While at the Applebee's in WI this weekend one of the servers, (the one who calls me Sam because she thinks my voice sounds like Sam Elliott's), asked me when I was going to make her a hat.
I found out what her favorite colors are and told her I'd try to whip one up for her. She likes turquoise and yellow so that's what I am working with.
As I hadn't yet done anything with moss stitch I decided to try a moss stitch hat to see how it would look. I have to say that I really like how the moss stitch is looking. It makes for a very interesting looking textured pattern.
At first I found it a bit awkward constantly switching between knits and purls but once I got into the rhythm of it it's not so bad. I think it's going to make a pretty nice looking hat once it's finished.
I do think I'll switch to stockinette for the decreases though as I think they'll mess up the moss stitch pattern anyway. Maybe I'll go with a flattened swirl for the top.