A year ago I had attempted to make a hat using a bulky yarn. The ribbing of the hat went well enough but when I tried to do the main part of the hat I found out the importance of using a yarn weight that actually goes with the pattern. The hat was just not working out. Well I finally looked up a pattern for a hat that uses a bulky weight yarn and luckily enough I was able to use the ribbing I had already created.
The pattern I used was the Crocheted Watch Cap from Lion Brand Yarn. You have to sign up for a free account on the Lion Brand web site in order to view their patterns. The black part of the hat was done following the larger size option in the pattern. The orange ribbing was made according to the Convertible Ear Flap Ski Hat pattern from the Crochet Pattern-a-Day 2006 calendar. The size turns out to fit a man's head.
1 ball Patons Bohemian in Copper Chaos
1 ball in black very similar to Patons Bohemian (I can't remember which one it was, can you Mel?)