The recent extreme cold weather alert all over Canada has halted some of my ongoing projects for an emergency project: A warm, nice wool hat to go with my green wool coat!! :-)
I have a big noggin so it's difficult to find ready-to-wear hats that fit me. Good thing hats don't use too much fabric and I love making them (and wearing them)! This one is based on McCall 5541 view C (size Large). I used the green wool coating fabric that I used for my winter coat, plus some purple wool coating scraps I have in my stash for the banding. For the lining I used black cotton/poly broadcloth. The design feature I added was a rosette using the same purple wool coating scraps.
The hat is very warm and goes very well with my coat. And it's roomy enough that if I want to pull the hat down to cover both my ears, I can!