This really isn't called "Fake-Isle" but that's what I call it. I finished it in about7 hours and it's the third Tam from the new Knitty pattern (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTtam.html
). It's Paton's 100% wool (solid color) and Debbie Mumm for Joann's (the variegated colors). the DM yarn is like fake Noro. not my favorite, but it was only $5 and these days I'm a tad broke ass.
Oh, and it's supposed to be a tam but I don't really do the whole beret thing. So I just never blocked it and now it's another slouchy hat to add to my collection!
So the BR knockoff.. I actually had bought this yarn for ONE dollar/skein at some Michael's I was at and the very next day I saw this post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=197572.0
. I knitted it the next day and it went reallyyyy quick. I added a few rows because it was too short but other than that it was super easy. So thanks to metaphysical_muse!!