I've finished another gift! I'm afraid that this one is not very photogenic. It is however a perfectly lovely hat and I'm very pleased with it.
Pattern: Harald Watch Cap by Elsebeth Lavold
Yarn: Naturally Yarns Merino & Fur
Luke volunteered his head so you all could have a better look.
The yarn was lovely and soft to work with. It looks like it's a single ply, but instead it's 10-ply. I do notice that it doesn't have the same boing factor of regular merino. It doesn't pull in so tight. But there's still plenty of give in the hat. The pattern was great too. The cables gave me something interesting to look forward to after knitting over 6 inches of k2 p2 rib.
The hat is for my Dad, to go along with his Christmas gloves. I'd been debating with myself for a while about knitting my parents hats too. But now with a knit war on.... It seems my mind was made up with me.
Next up, a hat for Mom.