This is my missing hat needle. It’s an 11 inch, size 8US circular needle. It is currently modeling a floppy striped green hat in Knit Picks Crayon, which is a 100% pima cotton boucle yarn. It is extremely soft, and well, floppy.
It is also excellent practice for stranded knitting – the stripe is simple and regular, so I can concentrate on learning how to carry yarn in each hand with good tension.