Before Christmas we discovered the Woodland Knits book by Stephanie Dosen. Both E and I fell in love with the hat on the cover.
... and wouldn't you know it! I had all the yarn on hand for this project! I would not call this project a stash buster as you need very little yarn for the antlers and the interior of the ears. You only need one skein for the hat and ears. I used some free yarn that came with a Knit Rowan subscription. It is a beautifully soft wool that has now all been knitted up.
I am also loving this Dragon Watcher's Hood too! It is cozy but not hair smashing.
I need something like this when I am walking across campus in the winter. This last December was very cold. I would get my hair, make-up and self all fixed up only to put a hat on and trudge across the cold, wintery landscape with eyes watering to arrive at my building looking no better than I did when I rolled out of bed. I think this hood could change everything! Will get back to you on that.
On a further note, my eyelashes have grown back!... mostly.