My first foray into cables. It's a red owl hat I made for my niece for Christmas last year. There were matching mittens, but I didn't take a picture of those. EPIC pattern from Penguin Purls (see link). If the cabling instructions are confusing, there are tons of good instructional videos on YouTube. Cable Instructions, Owls Hats, Crafts Ideas, Instructions Videos, Penguins Purl, Matching Mittens, Epic Pattern, Red Owls, Owl Hat
The Northman Mittens created by David Schultz and listed on Ravelry. Pink kidsilk mohair lines the inside.