I'm on my way to Columbus, OH for the TNNA trade show today! I can't wait to share all of the cool stuff I see at the show next when I get back next week. In the mean time, I have been amassing a lovely selection of hats to send to my Aunt who is about to begin chemo soon (and I have a few more hats-in-progress which I'll be sharing as they're completed).
Lake Ontario hat from the Summer issue of Knitscene, and I think the business of the colorway doesn't do justice to the chevron knit-and-purl patterning of the hat, though hopefully this closeup at least gives you a hint of what's going on, pattern-wise:
Topiary Beanie from Weekend Hats using two skeins of Canopy Fingering. Of all the hat patterns I have knit myself over the years, this is the one I wear the most throughout the year (I used TML for mine), and though the lace chart is a little fussy, it was worth knitting again for someone who I imagine will love it as much as I do.
click here for yarn and pattern info on Ravelry):