This is my new favorite hat pattern. It is called the 1898 Hat and is a pattern selected for the 115th anniversary of The Seamen's Church Institute's (SCI) Christmas at Sea program. The hat is specifically designed for Mariners who need the extra-warm ear coverage. I have knit some and I see a bunch more in my future. It is a very satisfying knit that requires a little less than 200 yards of worsted weight yarn and two afternoons of knitting time. Then crown of the hat allows for color work and some cables, maybe.