The beanie, above, illustrates a few of my new faves:
* Combining a strand of mohair/silk laceweight with a DK yarn to equal a worsted weight. The mohair adds warmth as well as a gorgeous halo.
* Reversibility. Hats with different textures on both sides. The Not-So-Chunky Guy Beanie, left, published in 2022, is an example.
* Short-ish hats. They go by many names: docker cap, fisherman hat, kufi, skull cap. I think this length -- about 6 in./15 cm -- is really flattering, and the hats are quick to make.
Here's to hats, health and happiness in the new year!