This is a semi-silly entry for my own benefit. I'm calling out my friend Sheeplass of sheeponmystuff, who is as talented with a crochet hook as with needles (this is not my case. I can not go much beyond single chain).
If you ever wanted to make me something some day (I seem you remember you asking, a long time ago - not of me personally, but in a general "what do my friends like?" kind of way), I would gently point you towards Gelsomina, a free felted crochet hat pattern on the Berroco website. I love hats! And this one is lovely.
I also meant to point you towards these adorable sheep stitch-markers on Etsy. Thought you might like'em.