Some people have never owned a handknitted object. Trenton was one of them and he asked for a hat, brown or off-white. The Halfdome is my go-to beanie pattern, though I do mine in the round because hats done flat is just unnecessary seaming.
Pattern: Halfdome with modifications
Yarn: Zealana Rimu Special Edition Fingering
Needles: US3 circular
Duration:20th August to 2nd September
Halfdome is for worsted weight yarn, I'm using heavy fingering weight. I got gauge, but the large hat grew while I was working on it so I restarted and the medium size fit well. The fabric has a halo of possum hairs that make it look like it's been home to a shedding cat. It feels silky and very warm on my hands as I work. Trenton works outside and this will keep him toasty in the autumn.