Susan knit this hat for herself from her own gradient handspun (a Loop batt maybe?) and eventually included a picture wearing said hat in her blog banner. Her daughter wore it to school one day and it was lost, hence the name. This was a pattern Susan never intended to publish, but instead something she whipped up for fun. She had an overwhelming response to the hat, finally relented and released the pattern. I'm glad she did because I really enjoyed the knit!
With a long, ribbed brim, this hat is really cute because you can flip all that ribbing up over the stockinette portion. I knit this with my own handdyed, worsted yarn in Snowcone and Lollipop Guild. I then mailed it to Carol to be donated with the other charity items collected. It should make for a fun kid's hat with all the bright, vibrant colors. I'd really like to knit another hat for myself out of some gradient yarn.