First information I couldn't share: the yarn (and that was not just any yarn). First of all, the objective was to use yarn from our stash. Well, I don't really have a stash (or at least I think that less than 5 skeins does not offer enough option). Hence, I had to sacrifice myself and go to Espace Tricot (first visit there too!). I chose some nice Tough Love Socks from Sweet Georgia in the amazing Blackberry colorway:
Isn't it just beautiful to look at? Although I spent quite a few minutes to choose it (yes, that would be me picking one, seeing another one, changing again, etc.), I am very pleased with my choice! It may be hard to see on the picture, but the yarn color changes very subtly. It was lovely to knit with as well!
Here is the final result: Skinner Hat by Melissa LaBarre:
Lovely pattern as one could expect from Melissa LaBarre:
Pattern: Skinner Hat by Melissa LaBarre (a.k.a Knitting School Dropout).
Yarn: Touch Love Sock by Sweet Georgia.
Needles: US 1 - 2.25 mm and US 2 - 2.75 mm.
Start to finish: January 9 to February 5 2011.
Modifications: No modifications and I really enjoyed knitting it!
Here is a picture of me modeling it! Not a bad picture considering that I took it myself!
I recommend both the yarn and pattern! I truly enjoyed knitting it!