I had been nursing a pattern for a while now for a hat, looking for the right circumstances to use it. It is called Fan Vaulting Beret, and was published in the Canadian magazine, A Needle Pulling Thread in Spring 2013 p50. The design was based the fan vaulted ceiling of Bath Abbey in the UK.
I decided to make one for the Canberra winters, to go with the cardigan I completed for my daughter. She recently visited Bath.
It is knitted around an i-cord - a useful variation on the usual ribbed band.
As you can see, it goes well with the cardigan. It is also toasty-warm.