Knitting a great hat is an essential skill for all knitters. While knitting in the round can be a little intimidating at first, once you have mastered it you will never go back to knitting flat and sewing pieces together.
Bulky yarn makes great hats! They knit up quickly and add a little extra warmth that worsted weight yarn lacks. The ribbing on this hat makes it look a little different than your ordinary hat.
I began with a free pattern created by Melissa LaBarre that I found on Ravelry (here).