One of the reasons I started knitting is so I could make really cool original items. Because honestly, it gets boring making the same type of scarf all the time. Or hat.
I had this super soft purple and yellow that I picked up a few months ago. It changed the gauge quite a bit though and it ended up a bit small for my head. So lesson learned for next time.
Pattern inspirarion: http://positori.blogspot.ca/2011/10/free-knit-pattern-autumn-pixie-hood.html