Yip! 1/3 of the way to checking off goal #1!
I meant to knit this one for a friend, but it turned out too big. Tooooo bad. Luckily, it fits me perfectly (winky face emoticon).
I used the free Beanpole Beanie pattern by Rachel Weaver on Ravelry. It's a pattern I've used before, so somewhere in my not-so-distant memory, I knew this was going to be too big for my friend (with smallish head). This time I used Cascade Peruvian Highland Merino Wool in a light purple heather. I usually don't go for extra-girly colors, but this fall I've been really attracted to all sorts of hues of purple.
Now to find a pattern for toque #2! Any favourite knitting patterns out there?