Mendota is definitely my favorite hat that I've ever knit. When I shared it with you Saturday, it was still in need of a good blocking, which it never actually got, because one of the kids has apparently run off with the glass head I use for blocking hats. Instead, I plopped it over a plastic tub I use for mixing dyes and steamed it, with the result that it has rather a ridge about two-thirds of the way up.
It doesn't really matter, though. And, I'm not even put off by the fact that the dog chewed on the pom pom some (my darling husband, who sat calmly by while she swiped it off the table muttered something about wolves liking sheep). I went ahead and used it anyhow. The color was too perfect.
The result is amazing. So perfect that I haven't seen it since we took these photos, because she won't give it back to me.
It's just a hat, right? But, sometimes a hat is more than just a hat. Sometimes a hat becomes your best friend. But I'm not going to know how that works with Mendota, unless I knit a second one for myself. And that's exactly what I plan to do!