I made this beanie loosely based upon a pattern I saw on a piece of pottery. While not perfect I am happier with it than the first attempt at stranding.
*edit: seems the uploads aren't working. I'll post the image when the problem is fixed. In the meantime the image can be seen here http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2326/2185209929_37ff18b340.jpg?v=0