A simple ribbed hat for my son did the trick.
I didn't follow a particular pattern. With 2.75mm needles I cast on 144 stitches. I used the double knot cast on for a stretchy edge. I won't give you step-by-step instructions. Follow the link for details. I worked in K2, P2 ribbing and added a couple stripes. When I reached the length my son requested, I decreased following the instructions in the Tri Koigu pattern. Easy-peasy.
The yarn is Lillian March Sky with a smidge of Sea Breeze thrown in for stripes. There's a chill in the air, and I feel a hat binge coming on. I've already highlighted a couple patterns.
I had one requirement for this week's color inspiration. It had to be something to brighten my day and cheer me up. These lanterns fit the bill.
Colorful, creative, one of a kind.