Stockinette hats are great mindless knitting. They're also boring as heck. After my sixth one in a few weeks, I needed a break. I cast on for a new hat that uses a stitch pattern from an edition of Time-Life's Book of Needlecraft so old that its cover is bright orange corduroy. Gotta love the '70s.
It's really difficult to get a good photograph of this hat. The stitch pattern that seems so obvious to the naked eye goes into hiding when the camera comes out. Maybe when it's finished I can do some outdoor pics that'll show the design better. The yarn is more Wool-Ease, a gift from my super-cool friends Melissa and Amanda.