This winter I made a couple Divided Baskets (pattern by Noodlehead) to contain the kiddo's mittens, hats, and scarves. Now that winter's over I have time to post about them :)
I made one for each kid, and they are just (barely!) big enough to hold all the gear that we started out with at the beginning of the winter. They live on an IKEA butcher block table in our kitchen, right by our back door.
Now that winter is over the baskets are half-full of mismatched mittens and too-small hats, and soon to be filled with sunscreen, sunglasses and bucket hats.