How about a hat?
Swirly Curly Beret uses Happy Fuzzy Yarn DK Merino. It’s an octagonal beret, knit from the center out, using the magic loop technique. The first few rounds are tricky since there aren’t very many stitches yet, but it quickly gets easier. Once there are enough stitches, you can work on a smaller circular needle or double pointed needles if you wish. The increases form a pleasing set of swirls, ideal for showing off a multi-color yarn. The brim has a rolled edge, to add a curl to your swirl!
The rolled brim is fairly stretchy. If you’re between sizes, go down a size.
Instructions are written for seven sizes, from Preemie to Adult Large (so it’s sure to fit somebody on your gift list).