Thanks! I just used Yarn Bee Soft Illusions from Hobby Lobby - It is a super chunky yarn with an eyelash wrapped around it - the first hat was red yarn with a variagated purple, turquoise and yellow and the 2nd hat was white with purple, pink and green. My mom and sister picked on me when I bought the yarn for the first one, they thought the colors were too bright and didn't go well together, but they liked the hat when I finished it!
I really like doing magic loop, but I think I would have had a hard time learning it if I hadn't taken a class. And, I probably wouldn't have had the guts to take a class if my mom hadn't taken it too! Too bad I had to come home after the holidays! I will have to find my own LYS!