It is an unwritten rule that if you are a newbie Birkie supporter, I will knit you a fairisle hat. I had so much fun knitting 2012 Birkie hats. See here and here. I had so much fun knitting designing and knitting 2013 Birkie Hats. For Ann, I chose a true green slightly variegated yarn with a soft heathered alpaca. For Katie, I wanted something a little quirkier and landed on a hand painted mallard ground with a minty geometric contrast. The pom pom was especially fun to craft. Katie is just a pom pom kind of gal.