I think I'm becoming a yarn snob, because I used acrylic for this Headline News Cabled Newsboy Cap from SNBN, and I feel sort of naughty, like I'm an uptown girl dating a downtown guy. Like Kelly and Woody on "Cheers," this hat and I are now inseparable. I used acrylic because a) I wanted some instant gratification, and nothing's more instant than standing in the aisle of Michael's deciding which is the least hideous-feeling yarn, unlike the hours I could spend at Village Wools deciding which is the most luscious, and b) it's practically summer now and wool is HOT! And all the cotton I saw was either soft, twee, dainty-English-rosebud colors or that heinous Sugar n' Cream, kitchen-yarn texture. You'll note, though, that I didn't cable it. I had a little trouble with the pattern. It says to cable every four rows, which with a 6-stitch-wide cable seemed too tight to me, so I changed it to every six rows. It also says to start decreasing after 3 cable repeats, which seemed too short to me, so I went an extra half-repeat. And the thing was still too small. Comically small. It was a red cabled yamulke. I swear. Fortunately, I am persistent in my quest for instant gratification (ha), so after emerging from the pit of despair, I dropped the newsboy yamulke into my stuff-for-Goodwill pile and cast on again, this time without cables so that it would be quicker to knit and because I saw this girl's newsboy on Craftster and liked the way it looked sans cable. (Also, someone in that thread mentions seeing Debbie Stoller on Craft Corner Deathmatch, which I have never heard of, probably because I don't have cable--hee--but am very interested in seeing. "My glue gun's hotter than your glue gun!") I didn't put plastic mesh in the brim, either, because I thought it was firm enough as it was, and I couldn't find the stuff at the store anyway. So here it is, in all its Caron SimplySoft glory. I've promised one to my sister Katie and want another one for myself, in a less-bold color... and perhaps a nicer yarn?