I made this hat last week in about three days. I wanted something to wear to David's graduation that had "gold" in it since his platoon's colour was gold. But I don't really wear yellow so I had to get creative.
This used two shades of KnitPicks "Palette" yarn. I don't know exactly which shades anymore since they were from my stash and the ball bands have gone awol. The blue is left over from some socks I knitted back in the summer (which I need to post about, and put up on etsy, but I haven't photographed them yet!)
I did a turned hem at the bottom. The inside of the band is a soft tencel-blend yarn, also from the stash. I knew I didn't have enough of the blue sock yarn to line the ear band and the yellow wasn't soft enough, so I improvised. I made up the stripes and colour work as I went along (I did mention this was a very hasty project, right?)
The whole hat would have benefited from a little more time and thought, especially in the increase/decrease rate, and if I'd had more of the blue yarn I would have made it slightly bigger and drapier. But for the time I put into it I'm fairly pleased with it! (Please excuse the pictures and the state of my hair. I took them myself at a rest stop in North Carolina after I'd been awake for about 13 hours and driving for 4 hours!)