I love this Baable Hat pattern! I’m also planning to knit the matching mittens. This was my first stranded colorwork project, and was a great one for learning. First I taught myself to knit English (holding the yarn in the right hand), in addition to my usual Continental style (holding the yarn in the left hand), so I could hold one color of yarn in each hand. I also used the Circular Tubular Cast On for 2×2 rib, which is a beautiful and stretchy cast on that works great for this project.
My favorite yarn store, Yarnatopia in Oklahoma City, sold the materials for the hat as a kit. While this was my first color work project, it definitely won’t be my last!