This was the last hat of 2008, brought all the way to Australia for my darling to receive on xmas day. Not that he needed a wool hat to keep warm! (And yes, he also got a few bush hats as well - appropriate for the season!). The yarn is some vintage Rowan classic tweed. I think. Can´t remember what the tag said. It required 2,5 mm needles to give a good gauge. Every wash - or heavy snow fall - makes it softer and softer, so this has been a favourite since we got back home in January. Simple stripes are pimped up by the classic cabled rib.
PS - I am wearing my green cardigan today - and it is unfortunately failing the test because of some less than perfect construction on my part. So I guess there will be some rippin´ tonight! Stay tuned and have a great weekend :o)