I sent a couple of knit hats up to my cousin, who just had a baby boy. It's still cold where they live, so I sent one wintery hat, and one summery hat:
I REALLY like the design of that cabled hat, but I can't seem to find out where I originally got the pattern. (someone asked for it so I've been searching but I can't seem to find it) I thought it was in one of the minnowknits books from the library but I've checked them all. I've made this hat about 4 times now and love it every time, I can make it from a photo now, so no worries about finding the pattern.
I've gotten a good start on soleil from knitty.com, here's where I was at yesterday:
It's rolling a bit but I'm going to press on and hope blocking takes care of it.