I recently knitted up this hat for my farmer brother-in-law who needed something to keep his noggin warm when he checks on his cows calving in the middle of the night. It’s an aran-weight merino yarn from Malabrigo. It’s itch-free, very warm and very, very soft.
The pattern was a free one called Open Studio, by Hanna Breetz (you gotta love Ravelry, what a fabulous resource) and its ribbed nature means it will actually fit almost anyone. Cosy times ahead, James!