She said, "No, I'd like a grey hat that fit's like hers, and lined to the top."
So, I was like, "Sooooooo, you want two grey hats?"
Swan's Island Worsted, in a lovely deep dark grey. Knitting with this yarn is like knitting butter, so at least even if I was bored to tears, my hands would be happy.
Next up, I needed yarn for the lining, so I went to my LYS, and found the perfect grey hand-dyed skein of Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Worsted, a cashmere, wool, nylon blend... need I say more? I was going to make THE.BEST.LINING.EVER!
Then it was time to go back, unzip the provisional cast on, and start the lining! I used a needle two sizes smaller than the original one, and knit until it was 5.5 inches long (and yes, all other work knitting was ignored during this time, knitting with cashmere in st st in the round is SO FUN!). and did the top decreasing again. Right before starting the top decreases I took a moment to weave in all the ends, so when the lining was done, so was the hat. More details on Ravelry...