Yarn: Plymouth Worsted Merino and Rowan Kidsilk Haze
Pattern: Super Cupcake
Needles: #7 & 8
Comments: If I made this again, I would either omit the Kidsilk Haze on the crown of the hat and the center stitches of the cowl or use a color that is more of a contrast to the Merino. I found the pattern to be one that invited me to knit mindlessly. However, in my mindlessness I made errors that were annoyingly difficult to correct so I did a bit of ripping out and doing over.
Yarn: Brown Sheep Burly Spun
Pattern: Simple Snug Hat by Sarah Hatton
Needles: #13 straights.
Comments: Having made this hat before (my big fat hat), I can say that I love knitting and wearing it. It knits up in a hurry and is one of the softest, most comfy hats you can wear on a blustery Minnesota winter's day. I added the tassel for a touch of whimsy. It's knit on straight needles and seamed.