I have knitted a "flat" knitted hat four different times. One for my four year old grandson and a matching one for his 60 year old grandpa. Then I did two more. One for each of my two cousins, one a PHD in China and one a lighting company exec in AK. (The background was to show you how versatile this pattern is.) It is like a watch cap, ski cap, skull cap.....whatever you want to call it. It pulls on the head and has a ribbed brim you fold up over your ears. It is a fast, easy pattern knitted flat and then "mattress stitched" up on the sides to close. I think you will like it. It is from a pattern called Hats & Mittens designed by Melinda Goodfellow. If you are interested, I will type the pattern for you. You use worsted wool for this cap.