Fingerless Mittens by Nicolette Karnahan, free on Ravelry. Uses leftover sock yarn, or mini mochi). Knit in the round and has a thumb. US Size 2 needles. More about it on her site, The Knitting Squirrel by sherry.
Too many knit hat patterns today are a single solid color. This Seamless Fair Isle Hat offers some variety in both design and color, making it a stunning and eye-popping addition to your outerwear collection.