I test knit this hat for the designer, Christa Giles, a few months ago, but I had to wait until it was released before I could post about it.
So, here it is ---
Of course I've forgotten which colorway I used, but the yarn in Malabrigo Silky Merino, and the pattern only takes 1 skein!
In case you're interested, the pattern can be downloaded from Ravelry here. It's a quick knit, and it looks great on.
And the back---
I know I'll be getting a lot of use out of it this fall. The only annoying thing about this hat is all the increases at the top (it's top down). I found them pretty fiddly on dpns. Seriously though, the finished product is totally worth it.
I'm going to make myself another one out of the Malabrigo Silky Merino I picked up from Three Bags Full yesterday (it's turquoise).