This is one of the very first projects I completed.
It is a knit from the top down pattern, which can be found in Knitting for Dummies. I changed the pattern some, it called for a four inch I-cord, which I thought looked silly so I cast on and began the increases after the first round. I like the spiral pattern on top. One could use different colors to knit a pinwheel type design.
Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic in Orchid. The hat took about 1/2 a skein (315 yards / 170 g).