Awhile back, I finished a hat for M, just in time for February’s winter storms. He requested it, a tightly crocheted hat that would keep him warm. Needless to say, he LOVED it. It was freezing, of course, but I don’t think he took it off except to shower for the first 2 weeks he had it. I’ve halfway been thinking that since I got it back for a short while (to take pictures of it), I should maybe wash it. HA.
I crocheted it according to pattern, but then added a ribbed brim to it, making it long enough to be a bit slouchy if he wants. Mostly he wears it with the brim folded up as in this picture, for extra warmth around the ears.
(Of course the only nice, centered & in focus picture I was able to get of the crown & the mismatched join edge is front and center. *sigh*)