I just finished a Lion Chenille Thick & Quick Santa Hat at the behest of my mother. She made the scarf and I made the hat for my nephew that turns one on Christmas Day!
It called for 11's and I started it out on my bamboo, but moved to my Crystal Palace Daisy needles. I believe they may be a PVC type. If I had metal 11's on hand I would have used those but the plastic did the trick. I love love love my bamboos, but they just weren't doin' it for me on this project. I think the little hairs of the chenille make it harder to get your needle into but the plastic was more slick to make up for that.