I have a coworker, Tracey who is constantly giving me yarn. God Bless her sweet mom who forgets all about the purchase. As a result, Tracey ends up giving me the yarn. I can see that her mother still has a good eye, because I absolutely love the colorway of this Lion Brand Chunky yarn.
Instead of doing more squares, or something for myself, I figured I'd pay this "pay it forward" backwards - so to speak. I made this hat from the Robin's Egg Pattern from ravelry.com. The original pattern called for a (who knew) robin's egg blue chunky, but it works with almost any colorway. Again, with most of my hats, the challenge was to find a cool button to go on the hat. As luck would have it, Joanne's Fabric came to my rescue. Another $2.00 button that is just as fashionable.
Anyway........the recipient of the hat, Tracey, absolutely loved it and modeled it for me tonight. Unfortunately, I wasn't quick enough to get a picture. She looked lovely in it. I plan to continue to knit like a "mad hatter" by doing some cool wooly wormhead patterns that I just purchased.