I finished knitting this hat longer ago than I want to admit, then went back and forth on whether to line it. Points in favor:
- All of the colorwork inside would probably benefit from being shielded by a layer of fleece.
- Lining a hat is a cool skill I’d like to learn.
- It’s now officially springtime where the hat wearer (my brother) lives, and expecting him to sport a layer of polar fleece in addition to a knit hat seems…cruel.
- My dark blue thread kept breaking when I tried to handsew the lining to the hat, and I gave up.
Anyway, now that I’ve cleared up that debate, I’m finally ready to mail it off to its new home.