When I finished this hat last week, I was excited to know that I would be able to wear it during this latest cold spell. The pom-pom was a gift a few years ago and I pondered on what hat to make. When I saw this pattern trending on Ravelry I knew that my pom-pom would have a future home.
I used left over fingering-weight wools from stash to make my hat. Whenever I use deep stash yarn I feel like the project is 'free'. I know I know, I bought the yarn at one time so it isn't technically free but you get the feeling I'm talking about. I am using up scraps!
My alterations were few. I made the brim four inches instead of one inch so I could fold the brim over and have a slightly slouchy fit for the pom-pom.