In my fit of knitting hats, I made this awesome red hat in an evening.
Yarn: Medium (4) worsted yarn. I used half of a skein Red Heart Super Saver color Cherry Red.
Size 9 knitting needles.
Cast on 70 leaving a long tail for sewing up seam.
Row 1: K1, P1 across.
Knit row 1 six times (6 rows total).
Rows 1 - 6: Knit.
Row 7: K1, *yo, k2tog*, K1.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: K2, *yo, k2tog*.
Rows 10: Purl.
Repeat pattern rows 1 through 10 two times.
Next, complete rows 1 through 9 (do not do the final purl row).
Knit 5 rows.
Complete rows 7, 8, and 9.
Knit every row until hat measures 10-inches long. Bind off and leave a long tail for closing the top of the hat.
To put together, lay out hat on a flat surface. Bring right sides together so that the wrong side is facing you. Pin side edges together, making sure the rows are matching. Sew up the side of the hat, starting at the brim.
Use bind off tail and weave it in and out of the last row. Pull tight to gather hat's top and knot in place. Weave in the ends.