|This is the Sideways Grande Cloche designed by Laura Irwin, author of Boutique Knits. I turned the hat into a collar.|
|My display model with a pair of sunglasses I bought at Factory Vintage in Evanston, IL.|
|Another shot of the display model with the $8 sunglasses. Colored sunglasses seem to be particularly trendy.|
|More shots are available at my Ravelry profile. I plan to try this hat again, making sure I have enough yarn this time around.|
This is a wonderful pattern, mostly a rib knit, which is knitted flat. The stitches are picked up on top to turn it into a hat. The braided part is added last. This was completely refreshing to make after working mostly on wired brim hats.
Next time around here's what I might: