I wouldn't dare trying to knit a hat. Then again, going through second hand stores has become a rather nice hobby. That combined with all the shoes I have it is small wonder some friends have started to ask questions about my sexuality.
Heh. I learned to knit when I was a kid; in my primary school (in Ireland, for the record), it was required. These days, when I was a hat or some gloves or whatever - or if a friend of mine does - it's just easier to get out some yarn in the colour and fibre I know I like, and knit it up myself, rather than go shopping for one.
ETA: To keep this on topic, my latest crocheted creation:
The yarn was hand-dyed, and spun for me by a friend of mine. ♥