This is the Lifted Twill Hat from the Winter 2008 Interweave Knits magazine Marty sent me a while ago. A perfect fall (remember, I'm in another hemisphere) craft.
No normal task in Peru goes without a good story. Here's the one for this hat. I needed special double-pointed needles to finish it, which I've never bought before since I'm such a fan of rectangle knitting. There were no double-pointed needles in the market, so we bought regular ones, snapped them in half, and had the knife-sharpening guy (still in the market) whittle the broken-off ends. He did it with a grinding stone being spun by a leather belt and a bicycle wheel. I now have 4 size 11 double-pointed needles and am remembering (again) that I really ought never to leave the house without a camera.