Saxony, pattern by Deborah Tomasello. Knit in KnitPicks Palette: clover, jay, semolina, custard and turmeric; less than half a skein of each. Size #5 circular needles. (Pattern calls for #3, but I began knitting tightly, so went up two sizes. The tightness loosened up as I went along. Next pattern I'm using the size needles called for.)
Top: there are two alternate charts for the top. This is the one pictured for the pattern. The other continues the side motifs.
Inside: look! My floats are even! (Well, mostly. The ones that aren't are on the other side . . . )
I love this pattern. And I love the fact that it was only $2 and the yarn cost me nothing, since I already had it.
Of course, it cost something when I bought it, but if I didn't buy it specifically for this pattern, right now, it's no cost.
(This is only one of the reasons I am not an accountant.)
Also, there is a pattern for mittens and fingerless gloves, and socks (which I am ignoring for now. Mittens are on my list of things to learn this summer. Socks are not. Yet.).
Now I am going out on the porch to eat cherries (bought with the money I did not spend on yarn for this hat) and cast on something else, instead of weeding, which I ought to do. However, I did that yesterday, as well as some much-needed yard cleanup where I'd been planting things and throwing the old pots in a heap under the window . . . and everything below my neck is protesting loudly at the very thought of doing anything that involves more than a chair and a cold bottle of water.