So I wanted a nice hat for myself, right? I saw this awesome yarn on someone's blog; it's TLC Essentials (I think) possibly called Surf n Turf? A pretty brown, tan, turquoise varigated. I decided I wanted crochet, so I found a pattern for a cloche:
Kinda... blech. Too stiff, and the color pooling stinks. So I frogged that puppy and cast on for a generic knitted hat:
Gorgeous! Natural stripes! Soft and stretchy! I think I will add a pompom, because I made it sorta, uhm, tall? and it sticks up off the head, so a pompom will balance it out. Vast improvement, oui?