I love hats but I don’t wear them very often because I don’t like the pressure on my head and ears.  Plus, the hats I like the most always seem to be mens hats. The Scottish Balmoral and Tam O’ Shanter are two of my favorites.  With that in mind, I set out to create a feminine version.  Working in the round (using half-double and double crochet stitches), I left off the pom-pom and extended the crown. The result was a large, comfortable, slouchy hat.