I found this most wonderfully scrumptious yarn at Michael's in November when they were having a huge yarn sale. Even better was they had put out a 20% off your entire purchase (including sale items) coupon. Anyway, the yarn is made by Loops & Threads (Michael's brand) and is called Charisma. It is a chunky acrylic yarn and super soft and warm. It's the kind of yarn that makes you want to snuggle up with it before you've even knit anything with it. I fell in love with the color and decided that Connor (nephew) really needed a new hat. :) I measured his head while we were visiting over Thanksgiving and started on it. I didn't really have a pattern and was just winging it and was really worried that it wouldn't fit. So then I borrowed my neighbor's 4 year old to try it on him. It fit perfectly. Whew!
My daughter's teddy bear was the only available model at picture time. He looks rather good in this hat I think. :) DH talked to his brother on Christmas Day and found out that Connor loves the hat and that Connor's mommy and daddy love it even more because it stays on him! Apparently it's a bit snug (it's a beanie style hat....just doesn't look like it on the bear), but snug is good. He has a storebought hat that is forever sliding off so they are quite pleased that this fits snug and stays put.