These are my second and third attempts at making hats (which acutally had an end result) and my first times using circular and DPN's. Hat #2 was done with Cascade worsted Peruvian Highland wool on size 7, and the pattern was Bidda's Headhugger which I believe I found a link to on here somewhere. It doesn't look like much, but it was good practice with the circular and DPN's, and getting the hang of the decreases at the top of the hat. My first attempt at doing this ended badly so I unravelled the whole thing and tried a different pattern.
Hat #3 was done with Reynolds Lopi bulky Icelandic Wool on size 10.5, and the pattern was given to me by the woman in the yarn shop where I bought the yarn. Hat #3 is my treat to myself and I just might go back to that shop and get more and see if I can do mittens to match.
Hat #1 which isn't pictured, was also done with the same Cascade wool as hat #2. The pattern came from the "First Steps In Knitting" booklet that I bought at the craft store when I first learned to knit. It was done on size 13 straight needles with two strands of yarn. The hat came out beautifully, but the bulky stitch pattern just didn't look right on me, so I gave it to a friend and she absolutely loves it. I should do up another just so I can take a picture of it.