My upcoming goal for 2011 is to knit down my stash and to also knit strictly for charity. As a practice run, I knit up this Earflap Hat for the Kyle, who lives down the hall. I was afraid that it would be too big at first, but it turned out just right.
I used Lion Brand "Jiffy" which worked up quite nicely. It's almost too bad that I can't find any more. The hat turned out very nice and warm. As you can see, it was widely received by the recipient and model.
The stripes are a little off and jog some. I guess I'll have to learn how to keep them uniform when knitting in the round. Hey, another goal for 2011.