I finished knitting my cosy hat last week. I'm quite pleased with the result myself, the knotted rib is quite striking and makes a thick cosy hat. I ignored comments from my DH about keeping the tea warm in the pot - it did keep me warm last week when my friend and I chose the most dismal dreary day of the week for our walk. In fact we chickened out of the walk and went instead to visit the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham, which we enjoyed much better than trudging through the sleet.
It was still cold at the weekend when we went to visit my in-laws. My mother-in-law commented that she'd like such a nice cosy hat to wear when she goes out walking, and I have therefore given her the hat as I have plenty of wool to make another for myself. I think it will keep her ears and head nice and cosy, don't you?
Perhaps I'll try the honeycomb pattern after all for the next hat. Maybe I'll start it this week after I've caught up on a few puppets.