Th I have just finished a lovely aviator style hat for my grandson Alexander. This one buttons up under the chin and covers the ears so a good choice for the colder weather. I've used the same grey and blue 8ply woolen yarn in a previous jumper knitted for him so he now has some lovely coordinated clothing. The cables are very easy.
The design is by Julie Taylor and it's called the Dayton-Cabled Baby Aviator Helmet. This is the link if you would like to purchase the pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dayton---cabled-baby-aviator-helmet
This is for my grandson Alexander who is 18 months old. A classic raglan sleeve design with a button opening in the back, I've revamped it with some contrast colour in the sleeves and a couple of fancy stitches. Added a little touch of knitting stitch embroidery (often called duplicate stitch), on the grey sections on the sleeve. The embroidery is a great way to add some interest to areas of stocking stitch. This is a link to You Tube to show you how to do it:
There are some lovely chevron stitches which used to be used for baby layettes. These lacey stitches are sometimes referred to as chevron layette stitches or chevron lace. I have been enjoying knitting this pattern with some 8 ply variegated woollen yarn. It will make a lovely scarf and has a nice scalloped edge. The reverse side is great too, very different to the right side but could also look good in a cowl.
Multiple of 10 + 9 stitches
Knit 3 rows before commencing pattern
Rows 1 & 3: * Wrn to make 1, K3, Slip 1, K2 tog, psso, K3 *
Row 2: Purl
Row 4: Knit
Grandmother and knitter from the land down under of fine merino wool.