I expected to have a hat in progress to show you this morning.
I didn't expect to have the finished object:
I suppose that's what you get when given a weekend of knitting time. Family celebrations were relaxed and informal, and I was even able to get in a few rows after Christmas Eve dinner. By late on Christmas Eve, this hat was complete.
I think that I want to block this about a half an inch bigger on top, to give my hair a little extra room. Other than that, a complete success.
Pattern: from a Leisure Arts leaflet, copyright 1981. I modified it for gauge, and instead of the stripe sequence suggested in the pattern, I fudged something different. Really, this is just a garter-stitch tube gradually decreased and closed at one end.
Needles: US8s and 6s.
Yarn: Cascade 220, colorway 8012. I used slightly less than one hank.