I designed “Everyone’s Hat and Scarf” with this question in mind.  I showed my mid-fifties friend the hat with a pom pom and he said, “I like it, but get rid of the pom pom.”  Maybe it’s an age thing.  I had a young male knitter in who is making a slouch hat.  I asked him about the pom pom.  He said he’d probably put one on.  Pom poms are fun.  Not all men are.  So the pattern is out:  with reversible cables, the hat can be turned up to a conservative watchman’s cap; it’s long enough to be a slouch, either can be with or without the pom pom.  The scarf is long enough to be worn as a scarf that can be wrapped several times, or as a cowl that can be wrapped three times.  Something for everyone.  Next question on my mind?  Do men wear fringe?

Everyone's Hat with pom pom IMG_0977 Everyone's scarf

The pattern can be found on my Etsy KISSpatterns shop.