Here's the "down and dirty details" for those who were asking...
I knit this with a locally produced yarn, and although it came to me natural, I couldn't resist dying it, so into the pot it went with the Avocado dye, and due to the lanolin and nature of the wool - we got the lightness and variagation...
I would say this yarn knit up like a heavy worsted or even Aran weight. Gauge is not really important (sorry, knitting police) as you are just knitting it long enough to fit around your head, but play with it, that's where the fun is...
Size 8 needles and a cable needle
Less than 100 yards of yarn
CO 23 stitches. I like to use the German Twisted cast on for almost anything...but you decide.
C2B=hold 2 stitches in back with cable needle
C2F=hold 2 stitches in front with cable needle
KCN=knit off the cable needle
Row 1: (right side)
K3, P1, [K2, C2B, K2, KCN] P1, K1, P1, [K2, C2B, K2, KCN] P1, K3
Row 2: (wrong side)
P3, K1, [P6] K1, P1, K1 [P6] K1, P3
K3, P1 [C2F, K2, KCN, K2] P1, K1, P1 [C2F, K2, KCN, K2] P1, K3
P3, K1 [P6] K1, P1, K1 [P6] K1, P3
Repeat Rows 1-4 as many times as necessary to fit around the head in question. Finish with a wrong side row. Bind off in knit. Sew ends together. Viola! You are warmer for the barn chores, and stylish besides!