My second time knitting Laura Chau's lightweight raspberry beret pattern, and I don't think this was the last time. Sometimes I really just want to go for some simple stockinette. And since I made a vow not to buy new yarn in January, I dug up some old Ohut Pirkkalanka by the local Pirkanmaan Kotityö Oy, a yarn that comes in tens of colors (I even have their color card now, which officially makes me a knitting geek).
I joined a group called 11 hats in 2011 on Ravelry, since it looks like this will be a hat heavy year for me, anyway. I have several other hat patterns lined up already. Right now I have Jared Flood's Laurel on the needles.