I think that hats may be one of my favorite items to knit. They’re usually pretty quick, and there’s a hat for just about every occassion. I especially love winter hats, because it’s a free license to be ridiculous(ly awesome!).
I did a test knit for the Brooke Ear-Flap Hat and fell in love with the pattern. The whole hat can easily be whipped up in just a couple of hours, and Chunky Mochi is like knitting a cloud. I made one hat, bought more yarn for a second (that I haven’t gotten around to knitting yet, I should do that this week), and knit a second out of some left over yarn that I don’t like (the hat makes my forehead itch, boo!)
Brooke Flappy Hat Test Knit [ravelry]
Grey Flap Hat [ravelry]
I love the stupid little poof at the top of the grey one though, hehe. My next Mochi one will have a pompom for sure.
I also bought a skein of Misti Alpaca that I think is begging to be a flap hat as well, what do you think?
If I do wind up with 3 ear flap hats, I will probably give one to my friend Sonia, who all but called dibs on the first one I made.
Hat for Pod [ravelry]
In other news, I wonder what I’m doing wrong that makes my decreases so very obvious. I’ll have to work on that.
What are your favorite hat patterns?