I decided that since I cant do my blanket due to lack of pink it was time to give hats a go.
I found a pattern here http://mssunflwr.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/level-beginner-materials-one-skein-red.html
Took me about 5 hours to do and looks lovely.
As I was using Wizz Aran yarn its not as floppy as the pattern and does not sit well on my head as my hair is so thick. This one will be a gift and I will make another and add more rounds.