My knitting needles are so busy now since I started winter knitting for the family. Now I would like to recommend you some quick and decorative knitting pattern.
#1 Last weekend my niece, Alice had her birthday (14 yo) and received a lace hat with a matching cowl from me.
Here is my version for Milanese Lace Topper:
I choosed a grayish blue yarn and 3 mm knitting needles (a size smaller than recommended). I love knitting lace and this one was faster then I expected.
This hat was very simple: it contains just seed stitches and knit stitches. I am really satisfied with the result.
Robin's Egg Blue Hat is extremely popular on Ravelry, it has almost 4000 projects! I highly recommend for beginner knitters (just have to know how to knit in round with double pointed needles).
My elder nieces are too shy, although before they were modelling for my crochet hat patterns, this time I couldn't bring them to take a few photo. But their little sister, Juci is very brave and she like showing her outfits, posing in pictures and watching herself. This time couldn't resist pulling it on her head and smile for us in her beret she received from me a couple months ago:
Wish you happy knitting!