There wasn't much holiday knitting/crafting this year. In an extended family of just about all adults -- no one needs anything and no one wants more stuff.
But I do know a 6 year old who is just fascinated by knitting. A very stylish 6 year old. So she got some fingerless mitts with a matching hat. Unfortunately, we have no modeled pictures.
I used Paton's Stretch Socks yarn (in the color Sugar) -- and it's really stretchy, very appropriate for a child.
For the mitts, I used a pattern from the Loopy Ewe - Lauren's Mitts. The palms/thumbs are plain stockinette, but the rest is a mock cable stitch.
And for the beret, Kirsten Kapur's One Day Beret Recipe -- with a twisted rib and Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off. It really is stretchy and great for top-down hats.