The recipient is a Birman cat owner and so the hat needed to reflect this with dark brown (Stylecraft Special Aran in dark brown) and cream yarn (King Cole Big Value Aran in berber) along with blue eyes.
I used King Cole 4 Big Value ply in graphite and plum and Stylecraft Life 4 ply in black.
I really enjoyed this project as the pattern was easy to follow and gave clear instructions. It also comes with a chart for those who prefer to use this type of pattern. There was enough of a challenge as each row was different to the last but once you had memorised the pattern repeat, it was straight forward to complete. It was a nice project to do in the evening in front of the TV.