I turned to Ravelry for inspiration and ideas when I stumbled across a kids hat pattern that I loved. My ears and head are now gloriously toasty all the time!
The low down
Pattern: Quynn by woolly wormhead
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran that I got I on a whim because it was on sale. It's super soft and the color is lovely. So far it's wearing very well with not a lot of pilling.
Mods: extra increases to fit an adult head and ears and changed from garter stitch to straight stitch after 5 garter ridges.