My latest knit may be my favourite so far. There's a good chance I say that about a lot of things I knit, but this one was just for me so it has the edge. I picked up a ball of chunky wool in the sale when I went to Bridlington in July. I only remember that it was reduced to £2 in Boyes - the label had been lost so I have no idea what brand it was. This is really annoying me now that I've knitted with it, loved it and want to buy more. Faff.
I used this free Debbie Bliss pattern, Dandelion, and did the crown decreases as per the latter part of the Orange Bobble Hat pattern, although I could have figured that part out myself if I wasn't concentrating on TV at the time... I had just enough in the 100g ball to complete the hat and pompom (I LOVE THE POMPOM. ALL THE COLOURS.) and, thanks to TV again, I got a bit carried away on the rib and made it longer than I really meant to. Since it was just for me though, I decided not to unravel it. I also went down to 8mm needles after doing a swatch on 10mm and it was the perfect fit. Plus that lovely combination of big needles and chunky wool meant it was started and finished in one night. I need more thick, fluffy wool now.