Way earlier last year (during the summer) I asked my dad what I could get him for Christmas. He said since I had been knitting and had come along quite well quite quickly, if I could try knitting a Jayne Cobb hat for him by Christmas. I agreed, and lo it was done.
This hat was actually pretty fun to make. When I went out to buy the yarn for it, the three colours were there on the shelf right next to each other, as if asking to be bought. This hat was the first thing I had ever really knitted in separate parts; I did the ear flaps first and then cast on more stitches to make a brim that joined them together (which was a bit of an experiment because I just went for it rather than looking up how to cast on mid-knitting). Overall I'm very happy with how it turned out, the colours and size were just right, and although it doesn't show in the picture I roughed it up a bit with a brush and it has a nice fuzzy texture to it.
For those who are interested, the yarn was Lopi Lettlopi, a lovely rustic (rough-spun) import wool from Iceland and the pattern was found here www.ravelry.com/patterns/libra… on a great knitting/crochet site called Ravelry.
Knitted by me and modeled by my dear ol' dad!