I am trying to use up some of my stash of wool - and thought I should make something for my other grandchildren after the fox cowls. I found one and a half 200gm balls of Bendigo Woollen Mills' Harmony in a blue (Wisteria) that I thought my grandson would wear in a hat - especially if I knitted a matching one for his father.
I found a pattern in a very old book for a cossack hat - just the thing. The pattern uses straight needles but I adapted it for knitting in the round. It was very easy - a deep ribbed band.
These were a bigger hit than I had anticipated. Fionn wore his all evening and then the next day when he came to hang out at our place. He reckons the hat reduces the sound of his sisters talking!