Lately, I've knit lots of hats. They are to give away to friends and family. I usually put them out so everyone can try them on and choose the one they like. Patterns, all found on Ravelry, are clockwise from top left, Say It With Color, Man Hat, Urban Legend, Wurm and Lady Lorrraine. Unclaimed hats will go to charity.
I also knit a couple of cowls for gifts. I already know who will get these. Both knit using the same pattern, called Daughter Approved by Susan Ashcroft. The darker blue one is wool, and the other one is acrylic. I like this pattern because it is long enough to wrap twice and both sides look the same.