I've had fun knitting this hat.
The designer of the pattern named it 'Zumthor' for the architect whose clean geometric designs won him the Pritzker prize for Architecture in 2009. Like Zumthor's constructions, this hat is all neat and squared off. I've knitted it in Brooklyntweed's Shelter yarn in a rich tawny colour called 'Nest'. Altogether, most satisfactory.
As I was preparing to start knitting I was very puzzled that some of the photos in the pattern showed the hat in reverse stocking stitch while the pattern clearly instructed me to knit it in stocking stitch. I read and reread the instructions only to discover belatedly that I'd somehow missed the word 'reversible' in the introduction to the pattern. What a great discovery. Two versions of the hat after knitting it only once.
Thank you to 1funkyknitwit for the photos, taken at a most pleasant afternoon of knitting with some SSK regulars.