Well, it may be the first day of March, but it's felt like spring around here for at least the last month. I mentioned way back at Christmas that poor Steve's gift was presented to him still on the needles, but his Christmas hat was completed the day after the holiday and he's been wearing it ever since.
The pattern is the Easy Ombre Slouch (Ravelry notes here); it caught my eye on SouleMama. A super easy but still cute pattern that's also free? Yup. Sounds good to me. I used a silk/wool blend from my stash. I have no idea what my original intent was for it, but it worked very well for this hat. The crown ended up a little wonky because I skipped some of the decrease rows. As Steve watched me knit he became very concerned with how slouchy it was becoming. "Can't you just stop right there?" he asked. Well, sure, but not without consequences. It must have not been a deal breaker, because he's become quite fond of it.