Hats can be magic - and warm!
In a preschool clasroom a change of hat was all it took to transform a child from the "good queen" to the "cloud maker". One little boy said, "Hats are tops for our heads." Then he and his friend gleefully ran around the room "blowing their tops" as they freverishly changed hats and characters.
It is for childlike fun that I knit the "twelve days of Christmas" hats. All of them are knit from year -end scraps of yarn. Some are topped with knots others with charms and beads.