I mentioned a while back about making some mittens for Pakistan. Not only did I finish the 10 pairs I'd committed to making, but I finished with a few days to spare. So what's a girl to do? Make some hats. Armed with a new batch of fleece, a handful of patterns that claimed they were "easy" to follow, and a gaggle of helpers, we set to work. My mother in law and I set up our kitchen table as a work-shop area. Alex and Annie both wanted to design hats for kids their own age, so we let them make all the decisions about fabric and embellishments and the like for their hats. Good stuff.