Monochrome Knit Pillow by Kate Smalley -- to get the 'fading' effect for the pattern in black, this uses duplicate stitch, combining thinner strands at the base and reducing the strands along the way to the top.
Chouette by Katy Tricot. Loved knitting this hat and it has a full range of sizes from baby to adult. It is funny how motifs recycle. I knit owls for my son when he was a baby. Craft Ideas,Crafts,DIY baby,I love owls!