I really needed a scarf and hat to match my new coat, so that's what I worked on while I was sick. Originally, I made the scarf for my shop, but I loved how it turned out so much that I decided to keep it. It's such a simple scarf that I just made up the pattern myself. I wanted the hat to be a different color because I hate matchy-matchy stuff. When I was in The Yarn Tree for the first time, I found the most beautiful yarn in the world and I fell in love. It's called Frog Tree Merino Melange. So soft and wonderful. The owner gave me a hat pattern that she herself designed specifically for the yarn, and I couldn't have been happier with it. The instructions were very detailed with no mistakes, and the shape and fit of the hat were perfect. She has samples of her hats in the store so you can try them on beforehand. Here's a shot of me wearing the hat with my coat.
I have instructions and yarn info for the scarf here. For hat pattern, inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.