I know, surprise, surprise. It took way too long to finish this - something about sz 0 needles, fingering weight yarn, complicated two-color knitting and training for too many races slowed the knitting down on this one. Not sure who/what this hat is for. I am sure it will become obvious in the near future.
Yarn - Plymouth Yarn Co. Happy Feet (90% superwash merino wool, 10% nylon). Main color: 5. Contrasting color also Happy Feet - a beautiful variegated deep blue seen in other hats/socks distributed to various family members.
Needles - Knit Picks Harmony double points, sz O (2 mm) and Inox nickel-plated circulars, same size
Celtic knotwork patterns from "Celtic Charted Designs" by Co Spinhoven. Dover Publications.
Pattern is written down (another surprise as I usually jot down a few numbers and wing it).
Heading south in a few hours for a conference and a race. Along with "grown-up clothes" and running stuff I am packing two knitting projects. Yarn for a pair of socks (Happy Feet again) and yarn for a scarf (after all it is 63 degrees today).