As it’s SO cold here, I just had to knit a hat for myself too. The pattern is out of a lovely book called “Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Patterns That Go Way Beyond Socks“… at least I think it is. I noted it down so long ago, that I can’t really remember where I found it. Also I had to modify it somewhat, as it origianlly was designed for gloves.
Doesn’t it make a lovely pattern for a hat too?
The yarn is Schachmayr Bravo Big, which I got on sale shortly before Christmas. It is cosy and warm, but was a real pain to knit. I don’t think I’ll work with it again.
For the hat itself I cast on 48 stitches with size 8 (US 11) needles and then just followed the pattern…. all other details are on my rav. page as usual: http://ravel.me/aravis83/1udbw
Oh and here is Kitty having fun with the extra pom pom I made just for her out of some old left over sock yarn.