I know it's a little early for snow, but I wanted some instant-gratification knitting last weekend.
I unvented the pattern, casting on 48 stitches and working garter in the round till it was tall enough, then decreasing gradually to round the top.
The yarn is Blue Sky Alpaca Bulky, in a soft cloud grey.
I used 2 skeins.
It's extremely warm and soft.
Winter, I'm ready when you are.