So let me start by saying this has been a fun holiday knitting season with a variety of projects....but let me start out with the hats....
I believe this year was the year of the Minion hat.....for I think I knitted six of them....so if you are in Europe you may see a few of them especially around the French, German, and Swiss border ;). These hats used a bit of crochet in addition to the knitting. The crochet was used for the eyes and goggle bands as well as the mouths.
The pattern was found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/despicable-me-minion-hat-2
As you can see here they came in a variety of shapes and sizes.
This hat was completed with Knit Picks Swish Worsted yarn (100% Superwash Merino Wool/123 Yards/5.5 sts=1") in Honey with accents in Black, White and Cobblestone Heather.
So, I have a bit of practice now with Minion Hats.....now on to the next project!!!!!