It's a recurring joke around my circle of friends that I'm just a grandmother stuck in a seventeen year old body. Always knitting a hat or a scarf, or some weird item to give or keep. In May, I decided to venture into something I have never done before. Design my own hat pattern.

"No, Bash. It is not cool to develop your own knitting pattern based on a fictional character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe...It's just dorky, and a little sad." Said my good friends.

Well, jokes on them because the hat came out pretty darn cute.

I was inspired to make this hat by Kat Dennings' character, Darcy Lewis. She wore this beautiful maroon hat in Thor: The Dark World, and looked easy to make. A wide ribbed hat, with an easy-to-learn stitch. To my dismay, no knitting patterns came along that looked even remotely similar. 

Thus, I tried my hand at designing a pattern based on the hat. After months of swatches, finding the perfect yarn, and looking at the details, I thought I found the winning formula. Sort of.

To compare, this is Darcy's hat in question.

It's obvious my design is not an exact replica. The one she wore is lighter, the ribbing is smaller and that might not even be a herringbone stitch, but it doesn't matter. I still love my finished product. 

I may type up the instructions if I remember them and if knitters want it. For now, I'll continue being proud of my first design. It is simple knitting pattern. Wide ribbing with the herringbone stitch ending with a square bind-off. While it sounds technical and confusing, it's just grandmother code for 'easy peasy lemon squeezy.' 

So what do you think about the hat? Does it look like Darcy Lewis' beanie at all? Whether you're a knitter or a non-knitter, I'd still love to know your thoughts!