My husband Keith has been getting a handknit winter hat every year for the past seven years.
This hat is reversible so technically this is his seventh and eight hat. The pattern is called Holly Jean by Mandy Powers and is available at www.ravelry.com I made this with Berocco Alpaca which resulted in a very soft, and extremely warm and cozy hat.
I call this the inner hat since I knit it last
The outer hat was a bit tedious but a lot of fun to knit.
In this photo you can see the two patterns. The two-tone hat was made first, then you just pick up the stitches around the starting edge and start knitting the three-tone hat. One fits inside the other and makes two hats in one.