Entrelac. That difficult looking knit stitch that really isn't.
I searched Ravelry for a pattern to try and began with the Entrelac Beanie. The stitch was easy to pick up and after a few rounds I started to enjoy myself. As each round expanded the pattern it became addictive; each tier adding contrast to the prior.
Knit in the round these simple hats were a joy to create and an easy way to prime my new skill for the upcoming Entrelac Gloves!