There hasn't a been any chances to make it to the yarn store an hour away that carries Lamb's Pride Bulky so my little Meathead hat for the knitalong ended up having to be made from yarn on hand. Using size 15 dpns and four strands of worsted weight yarn together yielded a gauge of about 2.5 stitches x 4 rows to the inch, resulting in a rather small hat even when knitting the larger size.
It was knit with vintage thrifted 100% wool yarn labelled with the brand name "Lee Wards". The original color was felted leaf on the right. The hat color was the same, overdyed with Grape Kool Aid and the green leaf on the left was overdyed with Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade Kool Aid. The brown, felted "berries" were a different batch overdyed with the Grape flavor. The leaves were knit from a pattern in Nicky Epstein's Knitted Embellishments and the berries were actually balls knitted and hand-felted according to the directions in the Two Old Bags Wooly Embellishments pattern.
Last weekend, before all the snow started falling, I was looking for a place or willing head upon which to do a photo shoot and found E outside by the firepit with R, dressed up like this as "a magician", "building a machine that spins wood scraps into milk" which then morphed into "a money-maker" followed by "a pirate ship." That's my boy. He happily donned the hat to go with the rest of his get-up. The little plaid jacket was thrifted for the dress up box a few years ago when he was barely walking and is still worn even though he's practically bursting through it. We can't bear to see him grow out of it and neither can he. Maybe a softie or something can be made from it?
The bottom two pictures are "in progress" knitting pictures and the original yo-yo embellishment that just didn't do it for me so off it came and on went the leaves. The other knitted embellishment I considered were knitted or sewn pointy elves' ears. I'll try this pattern again sometime in the called for yarn. This pattern would make a great tea cozy , it's so thick and stiff, it can stand up on it's own!