Pattern: My own- basic top-down hat in 2x2 rib, but with faux-cables. It was a pain to figure out the increasing, but I think it worked rather well.
Yarn: Katia Nordic in Eggplant; just over one skein.
Needles: 5 size 13 bamboo DPNs.
The only things I'd change about this is 1) the cast off- it seemed a bit tight when I was trying it on, and I'm not sure if it was just me, or if I needed to loosen it up some- and 2) NOT use needles that will pick up dye when knitting with wool that will probably leave some color on them. My size 13 DPNs are now tinted purple.
Not quite sure what the verdict is from the Boss yet; I didn't see her after giving her the present, & won't until next week. We shall see.
ETA: Boss liked the hat. Hooray!