I had two trusty hats. Had is a key word here.
1. Rib A Roni. Paton's wool. a little too long, but keeps my ears warm.
2. A washable, easy care Hurricane hat from Plymouth something or other.
I was packing to go to camping training last weekend and couldn't find either. They are either around somewhere or they fell out of my pocket on a cold day. Either way....it was an opportunity to make a new hat.
I went with the little scallops hat that's floating around pinterest. I used handspun leftover from my mittens (so the coordinate!) and some Malabrigo worsted that I bought with no particular purpose. If you knit the free version of little scallops with worsted or Aran weight yarn, it scales up to a grown up size. The pattern is a little pixelated at that scale. Otherwise, your goal is a multiple of 8 to work the chart.
And the bonus? It coordinates with my mittens.
For my next trick, I'm starting to think scarfy.