As a treat to myself for getting all the holiday knitting done on time, I purchased Ysolda's Rose Red hat pattern.
I knew I wanted it bigger and slouchier than it was designed to be, so, I used Berroco's Ultra Alpaca and #8 needles for the main body and when down to a #5 for the last cable ridge.
I love it! I would highly recommend Ysolda's Rose Red pattern. She did a wonderful job and I loved knitting it!