I too frequently suffer from the COTSS ()- I've gotten pretty good at finding stash-busting patterns. I really like your design! I'm a hat/headband freak (seriously, you can blame the Panta for that, it started it all) - I'm sure I'll be using your pattern to use of one of my many singles this season!
The other fun thing is finding uses for the little balls of leftovers. Luckily my two-year-old's feet are small enough that I have an automatic use for leftover sock yarn. Yesterday I was knitting the most gorgeous strawberries ever out of leftover 100purewool, they really do look delicious.
Thanks for the pattern!!