Here's some more of that chunky yarn I'm trying to use up. I decided I wanted to make a hat for myself with it.
I didn't have a pattern for such thick yarn, so I just picked up a crochet hook and started crocheting. First I crochet a chain long enough to wrap snugly around my head and then I joined the chain so it formed a circle. After that I just kept crocheting around and around until it was about 2/3 the way up my head and then started decreasing like crazy until it closed shut. I also added a crochet flower in a contrasting natural color.
I decided to crochet it, rather than knit it, because I think crochet is so much easier and faster- you only have 1 stitch to think about at a time, and you don't have to worry about dropped stitches. Crochet does have some disadvantages though. It is not as windproof as knitting for one- I think I will be adding a headband of fleece material around the ear area on the inside of the hat. Other than that, it had been a fun accessory to wear this winter :)