A student of mine in an intern at a center for youth, and she's asked for outerwear for the kids she's working with. I decided to make up some hats, the first batch is made of bulky yarn from the Rockstar pattern.
I got a little bored and so switched to Keiyla's Basic Beanie and broke out some scraps. This runs a bit big if you want to knit for someone with a bigger head. Both patterns are free on line.
Contrasting facing makes for a fun deail.
After this my Janome had a bit of a meltdown, and I had to take it to the repair shop. This gave me the chance to dust off one of my old Singers, the 301 and to oil it up to sew a couple of pairs of shorts I'd cut out. Boy the stitch on these old machines is a thing of beauty.