I did have something a little more complicated standing by when I was knitting my simple socks. A Selbu Modern for me!
Pattern: Selbu Modern by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Yarn: Blue Moon Socks that Rock in Tanzanite and Tess Supersock & Baby in Lime
Needles: US1 and US 4
I made a version of this hat for my sister last Christmas, and I have always meant to make one for myself as well. I used the same yarn for this hat that I used for my fingerless gloves, so they go together (to some degree) now.
Since I have already knit this once before, I had an easy time with it. The pattern is complicated enough, though, that I didn't get bored the second time around.
It really hasn't been cold enough here to wear hats yet. (This is not a complaint.) But when the weather gets colder, I'll have something new to wear!
I still have a fair amount of the green and a little bit of the purple left. Myabe I can stretch it and make a coordinating cowl? We'll see!