Here are two brand new beanie patterns--available for free on the "Patterns" tab--perfect to whip up for this colder weather (or beautiful holiday presents). The first is more time consuming but totally worth the effort, the Wickerwork Beanie. It uses worsted weight wool-acrylic blend yarn and 5mm double pointed needles.
The second is knit in Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky yarn on 6mm needles and is done in just 40 rounds! So get busy! Keep your, or your loved ones' heads warm.