A friend of mine just had a baby, and right before she was due, she asked if I'd make a hat for her soon-to-be-born son.
I found this
free pattern, which was exactly what she had in mind. She told me she wanted the hat in brown and blue.
I used size 13 needles and made the toddler size. I left off the long braids. For some reason, I balked at the possible choking hazard.
The yarn is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick.
My pictures aren't great, but I think you get the general idea. Oh, and this only took me a couple of hours. GREAT, easy project!