Someone asked me recently, why so many hats? Well, hats –and pillows– are a great place to try new things. Techniques. Designs. Stitch patterns. Working through my DAK manual, lesson by lesson. Whatever. They’re small … then they’re done. If my newest idea or design is a flop, I don’t lose a lot of time. If all goes well, then I can quickly knock off a few more and give them away to people who need them, which is my real goal for this winter.