Each year I knit a few hats to donate to a local AHG event. The hats are used as door prizes at a weekend retreat for Pioneers and Patriots. Early in the fall when I found this bulky yarn in the clearance bin, I knew I needed it. (Lion Brand Hometown USA Tweeds in Sioux City Tweed).
I found a super easy hat by Shaina Billow on Ravelry (here). It features a simple 1×1 rib border and a stockinette stitch body. The pattern is written to be knit flat and seamed, or in the round (I choose to work in the round). It also features two sizes, I opted for the smaller one since teenage girls often have smaller heads.
When a cold front hit the weekend of the retreat, the warm hats were a hit. The tweed yarn turned a pattern into a hat with character.