It's been so long since I've made one, I nearly forgot the wondrous nature of hat knitting. Quick, easy, satisfying, stash-busting, pattern-liberating, and oh-so-portable. It can go anywhere with me. Anywhere.
This one was truly an on-the-fly knit, grabbing the closest weighted yarns from the top of the 'leftover yarn' basket, and mixing it up together. I think there's some Fibre Company Terra there, and some Madelintosh combined with a bit of Kidsilk Haze. I didn't follow a pattern, but cast on for a long 3x1 rib brim, and knit the rest of the way, decreasing evenly when I thought it was 'about' right. (A similarly super simple knit hat pattern can be found on Petite Purls, with actual instructions and measurements - a novel idea.)
The funny thing about knitting that way is that I wasn't really sure who it was going to fit. We had a little try-on session that makes me giggle just thinking about it. Adelaide was happy that her head proved to be just the right size for Mama's spontaneous hat knit. And the boys quickly found their way to that leftover basket, chosen yarn in hand, with pleas of more hats for them. Well, why not? I love a reason to give a resounding "yes!" to these guys of mine.
Ah, the magic of hat knitting.