The above kippah was crocheted for me by my friend Sami, who did most of the work on it while I hung out and watched. You may recall that we did a kippah trade: I gave him one of my embroidered silk ones (the white one with gold and silver branches), and he made me the one above. I did not have a yellow one yet, nor a green. Now I have both in one!
While I was with him, Sami asked me to pick four colors for another one. I encouraged him to wait till my birthday, so he had a reason to make it. He looked at me pleadingly, and said, "C'mon, I like crocheting projects!" So I picked out two shades of purple and two shades of pink, and he is going to make me another one.