With all my secret knitting and long-term projects, it's been a long time since I could celebrate casting off. Enter the instant gratification colorwork hat, Flora by Margaux Hufnagel.
It's a free pattern, though it has some errors and confusing bits - read the Ravelry project pages before you make it. I also modified it a little bit, changing the garter edge to ribbing and changing the size. If I did it again, I would make it longer.
This is going to be my running hat for the cold days to keep my head warm. The best part about it, is that I bound off 15 sts after the ribbing, and cast them back on the next row, so my hat has a hole for my hair!
It was a super quick project - only took me 2 days! - and it allowed me to practice my two-handed colorwork. The yarn is Knit Picks Merino Style, in Dusk (blue) and Crocus (yellow).