I made this easy, comfortable hat in about 2 1/2 hours last night and this morning. I decided to cut off all my hair yesterday morning and the temperatures finally started dropping a bit here in Southwest Florida. I drive a convertible and like to have the top down in the mornings when I go to work but my ears get cold (57-60 degrees F) without the hair, LOL. It's nice to be able to make a project in wool that I can actually use myself here in the deep South.
I found the free pattern here:
I knitted this in Lion Brand Wool in "Lemongrass" on a set of 5 Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium DP needles (US 8/5.0 mm) and used a Red Heart "Crystalites" crochet hook (US H/5.0 mm) which works really well with worsted weight wool.
It is a fun, easy project for a beginning knitter and would also be a quick but attractive gift for the holidays.