As I finished my first pair of socks, my grandson immediately noticed the small quantity of leftover yarn. He wanted to know what I was going to do with it. My mistake was to pause to think what I would possibly do with such a little bit of yarn. “You could make me a hat,” he said. ?????? He actually wanted me to make him a hat, a homemade-my-grandmother-made-if-for-me-hat? In Spring? In Atlanta? A few hours later he was back, looking around and wanted to know if I had made it yet. Sure, all beginning knitters are speedy! I explained that it would take me a bit to make the hat, so maybe it would be finished the next time he visited. In the meantime, we had some renovations and family visited for the weekend. On Saturday I took my sister-in-law to the local yarn shop. She had brought a needlepoint project with her to work on in the car, but was running out of yarn. That gave us the perfect excuse to run to the knitting and needlepoint shop here in town. While they fixed her up with what she needed, I ran to the knitting section to find some extra yarn for the hat. I knew there wouldn’t be enough with just the sock leftovers. Today the sorry little hat was finished. (The wide green stripe in the center was the extra yarn-doesn’t it match well? I was so pleased, especially since I didn’t think to bring the sock bits with me, it was a total guess) Grandson put the hat on and hasn’t taken it off yet. Have I mentioned that it is warm enough that we had the air conditioning on yesterday? its been in the 80s for the past few days, and he is wearing a wool hat! I’m very pleased that he is so pleased, but look at that face, could you have said no???