This is one of the hats I have done over the last couple of days.
nice - I like the houndstooth looking one - where did you get the pattern?
It's a slip stitch pattern I got from a book called "A Treasury of Knitting Patterns". It's called a staircase pattern. I just ribbed the bottom, then did the staircase. Above that, I just knit for a while before decreasing the crown.
I like them all. What size knitting wool and needles did you use? They look very warm and elastic.
My knitting is totally tubular!
Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on. ~Billy Connolly