We all have one.
Literally, there's one for every member of my family and then some. =)
It's a great, simple hat that can be unisex or customized!
This was hand-written to me from my Auntie for my niece, so the pattern is for a baby, but she included alterations for adults as well.
Cast on 69 stitches (for larger hat, add 4 (73), for smaller, subtract 4 (65))
size 10 needles
Knit 3, purl 1, across the row, knitting the last stitch every row.
Repeat until length - 9 inches
To decrease the top of hat, knit 2 stitches together across the row. Purl the next row. Continue these two rows until you have 6 or 8 stitches left.
Thread on long piece of yarn to be able to sew hat together. Do not cut yarn before threading stitches on. (thread yarn through remaining stitches, tie off. Sew down joining ends to finish hat.)
Make a pom-pom for top. Turn up bottom to cuff.
(she also says to add or decrease as much as you want to make it the right size. Here would be where a guage is helpful, but I never do them myself =P)
There you have it, in her own words! Embelish and customize till your heart's content!
p.s. I will very much try to get some pictures up. Currently, I have no camera, but perhaps my boyfriend will humor me... To Be Continued.