This is the hat I made just after Christmas from a book my MIL got me for Christmas. The yarn is Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora. I made it for myself which made it a rarity. I almost alway knit for gifts. My daughter liked it so much that Ihad to make one for her. That was not thrilling because the hat is knit in sections that are sewn together with the seams on the outside. You will learn that I hate seaming. I prefer to knit hats in the round.