Patons Canadiana acrylic yarn. I would have preferred wool, but color was more important.
Baby Dee's. This was a free pattern and there are several other styles available at their etsy shop.. I am much happier with the knit version. Looks cleaner and less like I should be stirring my pot of boiling soap outside my stone cottage. The pattern is all knit stitch, increase and decrease. Simple and quick!
I only made two slight alterations to the pattern. I used #7 needles because I didn't have #8s. And I didn't make the hat as long as it was supposed to be. You start at one bottom point, increase and then knit straight rows until you begin to decrease down to the other point. It's easy to adjust to your own melon.
I think I may make a couple more of these to match my other coats. It's warm enough for winter, but doesn't smush my curls. So when the nights get dark before supper (ug), remember to make a date with the couch and your knitting needles! 'Tis the season for wooly (or acrylic-y) projects!