Alpaca and colourwork.
Note - this is not the alpaca that Needles sent me - that stuff is being kept for me! This is some other Alpaca I had kicking around the stash. This hat is a Christmas gift for a great friend and cottage neighbour. His wife and daughters are getting something hand knit, so it only seemed fair that he gets something as well.This particular hat will have a sewn hem (that's the big bit of blue at the bottom). I doodled up a pattern, based on some I saw on line, and I hope it;s going to be long enough (right now it seems to be right on track).
Of course, by doing this, Dahlia, and it's never ending swaths of stockinette has been sort of put on hold. It's still in rotation, but this time of year, knits for myself get put behind those for other people. And I'm good with that.