Take the good folks at Knots of Love. They focus on others all year round. And you can help them do the goodness!
Look at this nice squishy and comfortable hat. It is a very quick knit and will bring joy to someone I do not know. Hopefully as much joy as I received in the knitting.
The pattern is available on the Knots of Love website - along with all of the specifics on yarn selection. I'm not one to twist arms - but if you have a little appropriate softness in your stash and your heart, please consider casting on for someone in need.
Scarves, hats, lap blankets, baby blankets, toys - - - just search out a local organization near you and spend a few evenings thinking outside your circle.
These hats are so quick and easy, that I doubled up on the love. You can too.