I haven't posted xmas knitting for a while, but it has been ongoing. This is another "hunting season" hat, something to wear for a walk in the woods.
Pattern: Amelia E., by Amy Miller
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash, in colorway 1952, 'Blaze'
Modifications: Instead of attaching twisted cord to the ear flaps, I made i-cord with the yarn; didn't tack down front flap.
Photographing adult-size hats without an adult-size model is challenging. The styrofoam heads from JoAnn are not large enough. Also, this hat turned out YUUUGE. Fortunately, the intended recipient says it fits fine. He particularly likes the aviator style - keeps his forehead warm.
This pattern is knit top down, meaning you cast on eight stitches using four DPNs and try not to drop the needles or twist the stitches. A challenge.