This is Ellie, modeling Ollie's new Meathead Hat.
Ellie was extremely sleepy, but was still going to be a much better model for this hat than Ollie, who fell asleep somewhere around the end of the decrease rows. He's going to be a happy guy tomorrow morning though!
Here is a view from the top.
The Meathead Hat is one of my favorite hat patterns for two reasons. First, it's incredibly good looking and a very quick knit (this is my third one). Second, the very lovely Larissa Brown who wrote the pattern is a really nice person and she was very gracious about helping me locate the pattern when it turned out it was the ONLY hat that my New England bound special needs child would agree to wear last year. If you are on Ravelry, you can find the hat here. It is definitely worth purchasing the KnitAlong book just to get this pattern, although I really like the whole book.
I used some of my own Elliebelly yarn, a bulky Blue Faced Leicester in the "Treasure" colorway and striped it with a wee bit of Rowan RYC Soft Tweed (a wool/silk blend) in gray, to make sure that the remains of the Treasure skein wouldn't run out on me.
I'm hoping for a happy little boy in the morning!