First of all, I should say that even though I have complained about knitting this hat, the pattern itself is really great.
It’s six pages long, with charts, clear instructions, and great explanations of techniques. I never felt lost while knitting it. (I mean, as long as I remembered to read it.) I particularly appreciated the way that the charts, which are in color, are clarified with symbols for those of us with only black-and-white printers. (Square-with-a-dot, square-with-a-triangle, square-with-an-X, etc.)
Worth every penny!
One of the enduring surprises in knitting this hat is how little yarn it took. I just weighed the completed hat, and it clocks in at 73 grams. Distributed across five skeins, you can guess how little I used of each individual color.
The irony being that I chose this pattern specifically in order to use up stash yarn!
But I gather that this is the way colorwork goes. You buy lots of wee little balls of yarn, and you only use small amounts, and eventually you accumulate this huge stash of every color under the sun. And whenever you have a new project, you just pick out the yarn from your collection.