First, I give you the Gretel Hat.
I loved making it — it's super fast and very fun. But it is big, yes. A little too big, although I kind of find myself liking it this way, with the front of the brim rolled up a bit. I made the medium fit (I think it's all one size, if I remember, with close fit, regular fit, and slouchy fit. I went with regular).
I used handspun from the stash. It also works worn the regular way, but it makes me feel kinda rasta, which is not the way I feel inside, you know?
Forgive the dark photos – it was nighttime and I never remember to photograph it during the day.
Yes, I look a little startled. Not sure why. Probably a cat or two climbing up my leg.
Overall, very fun pattern. Omit that crazy cast-on and just use long-tail: it will STILL be loose enough to put on, trust me.
BONUS REVIEW SECTION:
My sisters and I went to see MILK yesterday. Let me be the first to admit, I had NO idea what it would be like to see this movie at the Castro theatre. In my head, I was vaguely annoyed that we had to cross the bridge to see it, that it was only playing at one theatre in town (open in general release this Friday, I believe).
But Christy really wanted to see it this weekend, and she and I were extras in the Big Speech scene, so we agreed.
It was amazing. I loved the movie itself and started to cry at the beginning and didn't really fully stop until the end. It kind of felt like election night that way.
And seeing the movie, which is set in the Castro, seeing the old marquee of the very theatre I was sitting in up on the screen was incredible. Truly incredible. And I was a moron not to realize that the ONLY place anyone should see this movie, if they're on the Western seaboard, is at the Castro.
(The girl sitting next to me didn't seem to know the story at all. If you don't know the story, go see this movie. And if you do, go see this movie. It was great. Worth the hype, I think.)
ETA: No, we didn't see ourselves up on the screen, but I think I will be able to, when we buy the movie and freezeframe it….