On a recent trip to the library ( don't you just love the library?) I picked up the new book Bend-the-Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. A very cute book with lots of good ideas in there. The first thing that jumped right out at me is this cute little Elf Hat. Don't you think this will be perfect for winter? The hat that I made would fit my daughter much better than my son, but she was not in a cooperating mood this afternoon. I think you get the idea though. The directions called for using wool felt, but being the quilter that I am I thought some cotton and batting with a lining would do the trick just as well! I think I'll make a few more in different sizes in the near future!