My son wanted a "pointy top ear flap hat" we looked on Ravelry and got ideas, but nothing really sparked him. So I pulled out the Vogue color Stitchionary and he picked the tree portion of the "Vermont" chart. I made it work I think
Next, is a project I'm calling the "Jamaica Mistaka" about 8 years ago, while on our honeymoon, dh bought a cotton hat. It got washed
and shrunk a ton. It was the first thing he asked for when I started knitting, was a replacement for that hat. I used the spiral top hat calculator
to get me started, and now I'm just doing my best at reading the old hat.