Here is the link to the pattern from Sandra at Everyday Elegance, formerly Ravenhill Cottage. She whips these up in no time, and the pattern is lovely and simple. My version, however, took me ages and was fraught with problems: a miscalculation on my first color change, then beginning the hat again because my gauge was too large, then dropped stitches (one requiring the ripping out of four rows). I think I had my mind on other things and wasn't paying enough attention (yeah, let's go with that). But I plan to make another one for myself next winter, all in one color. Thank you, Sandra, for sharing the pattern!
That's all I have for today, except the following quote which spoke to me:
"The more of His Word you learn, the easier it is for God to remind you of a Scripture that convicts your heart to repent of some reaction to life that is not Christlike." Joyce Meyer in her book Knowing God Intimately
Therefore, since we have these promises,
dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything
that contaminates body and spirit,
perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
2 Corinthians 7:1