I saw this adorable free pattern for a pillowcase on Ravelry and thought it would make a cute hat. The hat has a cast on of 60 stitches. I knit 9 rows for the brim, then one row through the back loops to hold the brim in place, then I knit about 6 plain rows before I started the pattern. When the hat measured about six inches, I began the decreases of k4, k2tog,; knit one row; k3, k2tog., knit one row, etc. I finished it off with a top knot.
This next hat I made from another free pattern on Ravelry that was a cowl. I know it doesn't look the same as the original pattern, but only because I didn't want long floats so I added some blank spaces to break it up. After I knit the white hat, I decided to also just do one stitch in between the big hearts as they look like little hearts.
This next hat may be my favorite, but only because I was inspired and designed it myself!
I think this would look great done in blues and whites, or pinks and whites, for a winter hat, or the set would be fun to knit for twins, don't you think? In any event, I've written up the pattern for you and you can download it from the sidebar or by clicking here. I hope you'll like it. The hat is sized for a newborn, but you could make it larger by adding increments of eight stitches. Of course, if you make it wider, you'll also have to make it longer!
I have one other hat that I'll post later. I decided that I'd like to write that one up as well. It's going to be another long, cold, snowy weekend here in New England, so it will give me something to do!