I caught up on some tv this weekend and finished up the Utopia Hat for my brother-in-law. The two skeins of Elann Peruvian Sierra Aran I had were more than enough for this pattern, using size 8 needles. I didn’t swatch, since I figured the rib and cable pattern would be pretty forgiving, and the size is just right. I would knit this hat again in a heartbeat. The pattern is easy enough to knit while watching tv, but interesting enough that it didn’t bore me, but not SO “interesting” that my mild-mannered brother-in-law wouldn’t wear it. 🙂 One Christmas gift down…on to the next!