That is what happened to the hat.
Yes, a trivet; that hat, now a kitchen item, has already
been given to a young couple who just became engaged!
I have tried this pattern several times and it always lies flat,
never curves into a hat. I'm done trying!
Done with the thick thread too. It's a wrist destroyer!
Look at the difference: #80 compared to #12 perle:
Here is the progress of the Fikkert piece, which is S-L-O-W going.
And fiddly. Those little ovals are not fun.