I made a couple of hats during winter. They are fun to make and it was a great way to use up some of my stash and mini skeins. I love hats as I am sure I have said before. They are perfect for Ireland's climate and rain. I grab one from my basket of hats, scarves, cowls and mittens, go for a walk, get soaked, let it dry and then grab another one for the next walk. I don't really like umbrellas.