I'm not mormally one to wear hats but, I thought one would be a quick and easy knitting project while I'm still learning. I wanted something relatively simple but with texture and nice decreases. The Kumara Diamond Hat fit the bill beautifully! I love hot the diamonds transition nicely into the decrease area, creating a star on top. The instructions are very well written making this a great beginner's project. I'll be making more of these in the future.
Kumara Diamond Hat
Instructions found here: http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/WebLetter/165/Issue165.php