Certainly not the most thrilling or dynamic photo ever taken of a knitted object, but here's Peter's hat. I hope it fits, I hope he likes it, and I hope it keeps him warm when it's snowing.
I used a wool/acrylic blend, making it toasty but still machine washable, and it's very stretchy so it can be pulled down to cover the ears if it gets very very cold. And I think it matches the pair of convertible gloves I knit for him two (Two? Really? Yikes!) years ago. I used this pattern, and cast on 116 stitches. It was knitted to 9" before starting the decreases, and the twisted rib (knitting into the back of the stitch instead of the front) kept it interesting. If you think it's too plain, don't look at me, talk to my husband. I'd wanted to knit one of these but my husband scoffed and said "No." Quite quickly, and quite vehemently (no offense to Jared, of course, it just wasn't my husband's thing - and he was guessing probably not Peter's, either). So there you go. The last Christmas gift, or, if you want to look at it in a different way, my first finished object of 2008.