I have been knitting for years and until last year I never made a hat. But I tried one and loved the way it turned out, plus it was fast and easy so I made a couple more as Xmas gifts last year.
This year, I am making hats and matching scarves for some of the people that work for me and I think they will really like them. I have a bunch done already.
I got this beautiful yarn at Rhinebeck a few weeks ago and the person gave me this great pattern for a scarf with the purchase of the yarn. I wanted to try and figure out how to make a hat to match and pulled out some of my knitting books. In the first one I looked through I found a hat pattern with the same stitch as the scarf pattern! I cannot believe how great they look together.