It's a reversible hat with a dual personality disorder!
So I thought about a way to make the ribbing with one layer only and to incorporate the lining stitches when finishing the brim of the hat - with a seamless construction of course!
This time with the contrast colour for the first rounds, to visually "connect" Mrs. Jeckyll and Little Hyde!
Since I tried this cast-on method I just can't go back to any other... especially when working fine yarn and especially for hats and mittens (where you notice the cast-on much more and where you just need to have some stretch in it). If you don't know this technique I strongly suggest you'd check it out: here is a great video link from Ysolda Teague)
Finally the double layer of the hat has also a practical reason (besides being fun when we try to emulate our own dual personalities)! It gives added warmth, since a hat in light fingering yarn (Holst supersoft in this case) wouldn't be very useful for winter - especially in fine lace!
For today only my friends from my knit-group here in Athens will get the pattern as an early christmas present... since I won't be here for the next couple of meetings!
I thought it would be fun to play a launch game for this pattern: Tomorrow I'll open a thread in my group on ravelry about the Mrs.Jekyll & Little Hyde pattern and the first 15 commenters will get the pattern as a gift!
So keep your eyes on the group!