I've made Andrew a few hats, with varying degrees of success. Last year, he was wearing a storebought hat. It was a nice storebought hat, but I've begun to find storebought winter accessories slightly offensive. He told me that the storebought one was lighter weight, and he needed that when the weather wasn't extremely cold.
Fair enough. I could make that. So I made him the Brain Wave hat. It's a great hat, but I realized that it's not really lightweight. Sure, it's lighter than a worsted weight hat, but it's still stranded knitting. Even in fingering weight yarn, stranded knitting is dense.
I have remedied the situation, making a hat that is one thickness of fingering weight yarn. Lo, the Ribbed for His Pleasure Hat.
knit in Knitpicks Chroma Fingering, Misty Morn colorway
I persevered. Snug. Lightweight. Covers the ears.
Andrew's adorable. Who wouldn't knit a jillion stitches for this guy?
Update: Anyone remember my Year of the Heifer? It didn't work. I've decided that's okay. A bummer, but okay.