Since you are from the state of Missouri, how about some toboggan hats? It does get very cold there. I have a very simple pattern that use worsted weight yarn & can be done in a day. Also, maybe some book marks or dishcloths? Just a few things that popped into my mind. Hope this helps.
Jody in Powder Springs, GA
Mom of Alyssa(23) & Allen(20) & two spoiled Chihuahua's - Stitch (10) & Gizmo (8) Grandma to Hunter (8)
OTN: Socks! Socks! & more Socks! for me for winter. I drive a school bus. BRRRR!!
Crocheting: Ripple Stitch Afghan in collegiate yarn from Hobby Lobby for DH.
UFO's: Ballet Wrap Sweater with Ovation Yarn; this thing keeps stareing at me to pick it back up. Braided Wrap with Therapy Yarn.