Apparently Little Man has a different vision. He won't allow us the roll up the cuff, so he wears it like this.
I have to admit, it's kinda cute. The ribbing curves nicely around his melon, making a delightfully round shape from every angle.
At the top, I decreased at the same place every time, so the top third of the hat spirals around a bit. Instead of a pom-pom, I opted for a 'floof'. Yes, that's a technical term for a loose pom-pom that looks like Wyclef's hair when he wears it up. See?
Copyright: 2003 Wyclef.com
In all honesty, I tried to find a screen shot of Wyclef from his Sesame Street appearance when he sings "Healthy Food" with Cookie Monster, which is the true inspiration for the 'floof', but I can't find it. I'm not entirely unhappy with this photo, because even us lesbians have to admit that he's one beautiful man. And while scooting around the web, I found one of my favorite Sesame Street skits on YouTube. Anyone else remember Let's Sing a Song About J?
Anyway ... I also made a pair of mittens for Little Man, so he has a matching set. He loves them, although he's convinced that "mittens" are actually called "sleeves."
Now if only I could focus on knitting some mittens for myself. Walking to the train this morning in 20 degree weather was a bit shocking on my bare skin.