For my first hat I used a 100% washable wool in a dark brown and Lion Brand Wool Ease in Blush Heather. My 2nd hat was made using Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe and New Teal, a 75% acrylic/25% wool yarn. The hats were made on size US 5 needles using a provisional cast on of 96 stitches. The finished hat measures 10″w x 8″h.
I’m really pleased with this hat. It fits my criteria and is comfortable too.