I fell in love with the Willow Square from Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks book many years ago.
That's one reason I chose it for the Willow Hat in Crochet Gifts by Kim Werker. I started one for myself a couple of years ago, but knew I didn't have enough of this Panda Wool in Basil Curry to make the whole hat, so the work stopped at that point. I recently acquired a second skein of this yarn from Little Knits, though in a different dye lot (which won't really matter for this project). I am back to work on it and plan to work the crown a bit differently to make it less inherently pointy.
Disclaimer: If you make this hat, please note the published errata that the chart and the written instruction disagree on round 4. Both methods work, but I must say I prefer the written way. It is the way Jan writes it in her book. I left off the last two rounds for the hat--the block below shows the entire block. Also, the pointy crown on the Willow Hat blocks out, but why not get ahead of things, right?
I'm using the Willow Square to finally do a tricolor square for an afghan. These colors, which do not begin to show up as true in this picture, just begged for me to put them together.
I'll show you better pictures as I progress with this and as we get better light here. Today, it's grey and rainy. Just right for a Sunday, though!
I hope your Sunday is just what you want it to be. Enjoy!