I will be the first to admit that I am not a hat person. As much as I want to be, they just look ridiculous on me. Therefore, I cannot imagine why on earth hats (and other forms of headgear) are all I want to knit lately.
(In real life I try not to wear it quite so perched. And yes, I also need to block it.)
First up, Sophy's Lace Leaf Hat in Malabrigo worsted. I loooove this hat and think Sophy did an awesome job with the pattern. Also, in knitting this I realized how light and airy that Malabrigo worsted is. And not itchy at all!
Next is a beret I improvised with some Cascade 220. The day after I had finished Hillary's chunky beret, Jen at TeamKnit posted about an adorable blue beret she saw in some pics of Scarlet Johannson (see I want Scarlet Johansson's blue knit hat). Well, then I realized I ALSO wanted Scarlet Johannson's blue knit hat. But less slouchy. So I made one similar to Hillary's, but in worsted weight yarn instead of chunky.
Lastly is this weird earwarmer thing. I had exactly 62 yards of some handspun from Asheville in my stash, wasn't sure what to do with it, and then fell in love with Lolly's alpaca earwarmer. I modeled mine after hers but, I don't know, mine just looks like some sort of cheezy workout sweatband to me.
The good thing is that Neill and I have been making lots of trips to snowy areas lately, so I've been getting quite a bit a use out of all three of these hats. I just use the excuse that when you're in the snow you have to wear a hat to keep warm, even if you look funny in it!