It's cold here in Washintgon State! Which is making me jealous of all you southern hemisphere dwellers. The cold and sleet (and yes, I can see snow on the mountains, already) made me dig into my stash of felted sweaters which I had abandoned last spring.
From a rust red "old man" cardigan, I made a little felt cloche. I made a 5 piece pattern and (aside from the pattern making...which didn't go completely smoothly) the hat itself was quick to make. After finishing it, I wore it out with my favorite coat and was pleasantly surprised to discover it matched the embroidery on it.
You can see lots more pictures, a pictorial tutorial and download the pattern pieces here.