I promised my photographer friend this hat such a long time ago! I haven't found time to work on it until now. It was a perfect single skein project. Since the yarn was held double, it actually took two skeins, but, I'm counting it anyways!
My friend asked for a hat like this (sorry, I have no idea where this photo came from, it's not mine, hopefully no one will mind me posting it):
She wanted it for slightly older babies that are able to sit up.
I found the TEO Hat on Ravelry, and thought it looked pretty similar. Of course, I'd have to extend the earflaps.
I CO in scrap yarn and knit the first 7 rows of each earflap that way. I went on and knit the rest of the hat, decreasing in a round way, rather than pointed as in the pattern.
Once I had finished the hat, I could go back and knit the earflaps without worrying that I would run out of yarn. I knit them to be about 8 inches I'd guess, decreasing fairly randomly, just eyeballing it.
I still had almost a whole skein left over and it's a good thing. That is one big pompom! I used the whole skein, plus some white Malabrigo Worsted, just for a little extra pop.
I don't have any good photos yet, but here it is anyways.
The rest of the details are available on my project page.