You know, I've gone on Ehow and some of those other ones when I've done pattern search. They'll have search times like How to make a __ hat. Then you get into it and it tells you that you first have to find a pattern for it on the internet. Then they proceed to tell you how to knit that certain type. What good is it then? I came there for a pattern. Sorry, just one of life's little annoyances that I had to vent on. I think you'd find a goldmine of patterns at Bev's site. She has a lot of patterns for charity work. You are allowed to use them for yourself or family members but not for profit. Check out her site. They're easy patterns. Many of them are two needle and ideal for a beginner. Click the tab on the top that says Winter.