In the absence of being able to create a longer post… I knit some more beanies with the leftovers from a jumper I knit a while back, with worsted weight (10ply) merino. These are the TinCanKnits Barley hat pattern.
In the end, I sent them to my daughter, who has taken up yachting and therefore needs more snug hats than ever, likes a slouchy fit, and has skipped right over the rumours that redheads shouldn’t wear orange (happily–who makes this stuff up?). I did not intend to knit them in two colours apiece but that was the yardage I had. She has sent me sleepy happy photos of herself wearing them but I am not sure she is ready to be an internet sensation so you just get the hats! I sent two other parcels of hats off–one to a fellow climate activist who is in Canada and needed warmth of all kinds. The other to friends in Tasmania who will wear some and share others on.