What hat is that?
It's from Anna Zilboorg's "45 Fine and Fanciful Hats to Knit." It's sort of a pentagon-topped beret. I'm fascinated by that book and think maybe hats and mittens are the way for me to overcome some of my Fair Isle issues.
(The lizard, btw, is a skink. Of the order "squamata," which, when I was 6, I thought was the coolest word ever. More than 20 years later, I used that word in a limerick I wrote for a newspaper story on the DuPage River cleanup day.)