Although I don't wear hats, they're fun to make, so I'm glad that my loved ones wear them. I made a couple of hats for Jenny last fall, but they were shorter "skull cap" style ones and she lives in Chicago. For winter, she needs some ear coverage!
She asked for a pink hat (knew you'd love that) and I love this squishy malabrigo (100% fluffy merino wool deliciousness) so I used it to make this:
It was really fun to make. I doubled the yarn, which made it even fluffier and more lovely to us, and the pattern was fun and turned out cute. It's called An Unoriginal Hat (read that post to find out why) by the Yarn Harlot (hilarious blog to read, even if you don't knit -- she's great!) The only modification I made to the pattern was to knit 3 set-up rows, which made it a bit longer (more ear warming!) and I used almost the entire skein of yarn. Mmmmalabrigo!
Just for kicks, here's a shot of the front: