The whole time I knit this, in the back of my mind I kept thinking for sure this would be given away, probably to my sister Echo, since she's a fan of hats in general. But sorry, my dear sister, this one is mine. I tried it on for the photo shoot and I was surprised by how comfy it is. I will definitely be wearing this tomorrow on the bus to work.
Yarn : Moda Dea Washable Wool
Color : Real Teal
Care : wash warm, dry flat
Needles : US 6(most of hat) and US 7(ribbing and first set up row)
Pattern : Ladders of Success (will provide a link when it is up)
The fit of the band is nice, not too snug, but not loose.
Detail of garter and cables.
Overall : Glad I test knitted this, because I may just be turning into more of a hat person. It was a fairly quick knit and is very comfortable.