This was a hat I knitted for my fiance. I am Canadian and I call it a toque; he is American and calls it a beanie. Whatever. He wears it. It came out too big--I increased the size for his brainy head--but I will try to gently shrink it in warm water. In the meantime, it covers his ears. Aside from that and my sucky mattress stitch, it turned out pretty well. The pattern is Knitty's Halfdome and the yarn is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino.