a consolation for the lingering winter weather is that i've been able to wear my cozy new hat for the past week... i used this easy pattern with this super-soft yarn. it ended up being a great fit with just a little slouch. i really like how the seed stitch pattern looks in slightly variegated yarn, not to mention the pom pom.
and here i am in my new hat exploring an ice portal (polaroid taken by david):
(a few more details on ravelry).