Here's a quintessential hat for Fall. I knit this Antler Hat for my sweetheart, using Tin Can Knits' pattern and Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage yarn. Husband actually chose this color, Earl Grey, on his own accord and I was thrilled that I could knit him something in a slightly more exciting color way than his usual solid gray, brown or navy. Nothing too crazy, now.
I'm planning to knit a matching Antler for our little guy, too. Cuties! Though, right now I have a coordinating cardigan on the needles for Ezra that I will finish before the hat. Mama needs a little variety, ya know?
I made the Adult Large size and it fits Brian perfectly. He likes the rolled brim since it would be too slouchy if left unrolled. That's actually how I would wear it -- slouchy -- if I end up making one for myself. Be forewarned, I used up every single inch of yarn to make the Large (without having done a gauge swatch so yarn chicken was inevitable) so you may want to consider grabbing an extra skein if you're making the Large. Because how terrible would it really be if you had a little leftover Madelinetosh yarn, anyway? Really! ;) You can see my project notes on my Ravelry page here.
And, if you've never tried knitting cables before, this would be a great project to try! Deck your fellas out in some Antler Hats, especially now that the weather is cooling off. If not as a just-because gift for your sweetheart, knit this up to give as a Christmas gift. 'Cause you know it's just 'round the corner. . .
You can find the pattern here.
Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage yarn is sold here.