My granddaughter Olivia saw her brother's wonderful hat and so wanted her own hat. Cleckheaton have some easy beanie patterns and so using one of these I came up with this little number complete with stripes and a flower. The Beanies can be found here: www.fullofbeanies.com.au and a great little tutorial to make the flower can be found at: http://mackandmabel.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/knitted-flower-tutorial.html
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
Grandmother and knitter from the land down under of fine merino wool.