Whilst in Wales, eldest son decided he wanted to buy a hat. One of those ear flappy things that 'they all seem to be wearing nowadays' (how old am I?). Of course he went for the most hideous, most lurid, most acrylic hat he could find. Just awful.
I could make one of those, I rashly promised. So as soon as we got back home, I started scouring Ravelry for a pattern. Hunted around in the Stashbasket for some long forgotten yarn. And hey presto, a much more tasteful hat was born. I had to make a lining for the flaps because they just rolled right up.
He likes it. A miracle. Excuse me while I sit down and recover from the shock.