It was one of those projects that called to me.
It said, "You shall find the perfect, soft, luscious red yarn and you will make me."
And I said, "Well, I don't have anything else going on, so why the heck not?"
What is unusual about this (talking projects is part of my daily norm) is that I actually knit that puppy up without getting unduly distracted by any passing shiny objects. I even made progress on my "Real" projects.
The yarn is a cotton/bamboo mix, that is supposed to be machine washable. It's soft and squishy, and that beautiful color of red that my camera absolutely refuses to photograph well. I phoned in the gauge swatch, so the final hat is larger than it ought to be. I didn't have a size appropriate model, so I used a stand in.