I want to make more things this year anyway as I'm trying to budget our spending a bit, so when my daughter spotted a lovely chunky Fairisle ski hat in Two Seasons I was on the Wool Warehouse website straight away looking for the right yarn.
I couldn't fid the right colours in chunky yarn, so opted for Aran ... cream, gold and teal.
I'd taken a sneaky picture in the shop on my iPod, and armed with squared paper, set about adapting the pattern for Aran yarn. It was important to make sure that the pattern worked in repeat with the different gauge, and I think I've managed it!
Two episode of Supernatural later I've got the ribbing done and I've made a start of the Fairisle design.