I won't lie - it's super strange to be standing outside in a woolen hat in 85 degree weather! While I love to knit year-round, the modeling of those hand-knits when it's so hot you want to be soaking in a chilly pool seems a bit backwards. That said, I truly loved knitting Marina. Knit from side to side, the stitch pattern worked itself out beautifully - if a bit difficult to memorize, which is always a bonus in my eyes. This type of pattern has been cropping up everywhere for me lately, so it was no surprise that it would turn up on a hat for the project!
Specs: Marina, by Wooly Wormhead; knit using I Love This Wool! in brick, on size 7 bamboo needles.