A couple of weeks ago I made some knitted hats and scarfs for my daughter's dolls using leftover yard I wanted to get rid of (check it here in case you missed it). Well, she liked it so much she asked me to make a hat for her too.
Now, I learned to knit a long time ago but it has never been one of my favorite hobbies, although recently I've been trying to get into the knitting mood again. I decided to start with simple projects and this hat is so easy to make it doesn't require any special skills.
Basically, you need to knit a rectangle wide enough to go around the head of the person you are making the hat for.
Make it as high as you want, lower for a more shallow hat and higher if you like it pointier at the top. For my daughter, I kind of eyeballed the height so I don't have specific measurements for you. I made the hat with two different yarn colors to have that stripe at the bottom, but you can perfectly use just one type of yarn.
Once you have your rectangle, fold it in half and sew the side seam.
With a piece of yarn and a round pointed needle, sew some large stitches around the top of the hat and pull to gather, closing the gap and securing it in place.
You can leave it as is or, especially if you are making it for a child, add a pom-pom on top like I did. And your hat is ready to use.
Because I had some leftover yarn, I made a matching scarf to go with the hat and also added pom-poms to both ends.
Here is the complete set, which my daughter already wore to school today. Now my son wants one too, so I'll have to put the needles to use again...