I've been a busy little chickadee the last few weeks, making up these hat patterns. I am not completely happy with either one, but I'll post 'em anyway!
Here's the first one I made:
Unfortunately that was the best pic I could come up with. The hat is really black, stockinette with a garter border, I just lightened it a bit in the solo shot in order to see the stitches. It comes to a point at the top (earning it the name of 'weinie hat' from a friend of mine. (As unlikely as it may seem, this friend who still uses the word 'weinie' is actually 17--not 9)). Plus the garter stitch at the bottom is a lot looser than I like on a hat. My little brother wears it now.
Here's the second:
Note the strategic camera in front of the face pose. So for this one I did bobble stitches the whole way around one time, and I thought it was going to be great. However, the decrease rows ended up taking a lot less space than I expected and this is a much shorter hat than I was going for.
Honestly, both hats were learning experiences--but man, I would kill to be one of those people who does stuff perfectly on his/her first try.