I guess it should be no surprise, then, that I find knitting hats delightful. You can use almost any kind of yarn. You can make big hats or small hats and living in a very cold climate, everyone needs at least one good hat.
Today I have 2 hats to show you. The first is Verity by Ysolda. I have been drooling over this designer's hat patterns for a while. She has so many great ones that it was hard to pick but I think this yarn is just right for the leafy pattern.
The yarn was dyed for me by the lovely and talented JillyGirl. I met her at a local SnB and I'm so glad we've gotten to be friends, and not just cause of the yarn. The more I knit, the more I appreciated the subtle shades of the yarn. It's fingering weight and I held it double to get gauge which I think adds to the depth of the colour.
(In my defense, it's really hard to take a picture of the top of your head. Go ahead. Try.)
The second hat is the ever popular Foliage from Knitty. Same yarn, very different hat.
There's a lot to be said about how a hat makes you feel. One can make you feel all jaunty and French. The other is more of a "I'm going outside to be sporty and damn it, I'm going to look cute doing it".