The Jaume hat and neckwarmer are a quick and fun knit with a manly feel. The rib stitch does not pull in as much as normal ribbing, but is very easy to complete and has an added benefit of being completely reversible. The neckwarmer/collar can be worn folded over like a collar, or unfolded to cover the ears. The suggested yarn used is a super-warm and fluffy New Zealand possum/Merino wool fingering weight yarn that is held doubled throughout, but this pattern could also be done in a DK or worsted wool.
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 5. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as a medical librarian in North Carolina, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com