Well, my intention was to knit myself a new hat… one that completely covers my ears, because I can’t seem to get one that keeps my head and ears nice and warm. I found a great pattern and saw the finished hat in my local yarn store. But the pattern didn’t have a gauge (how many stitches per inch, etc.). I actually wanted to make it just like the hat in the store, so I bought the same yarn that they used and everything. Still, the pattern made a hat that fit Leif and not me. So, now Leif has a new hat. Still, I really liked the hat, so I adjusted the pattern and made one to fit my head too. You like?