This pattern is from an old 1970s baby pattern book, and makes an adorable, warm, and soft hat. The texture involves scrunching rows vertically to make little bobbles stick out. I used Baby Ull yarn in cream and black (because I ran out of cream), and I used size 3 needles.
BACK- cast on 77 sts for neck edge.
Row 1-wrong side- P3, *K1, P1; repeat from *, end last repeat P3.
Row 2-Decrese row- K1, SKP, work ribbing to within 3 sts of end, K2tog, K1.
Row 3-P2, work ribbing to within 2 sts of end, P2.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 three times, repeat row 2 once again; 67 sts.
PATTERN and SHAPING-Row 1-P.
Row 2- Decrease row- K1, SKP, K to within 3 sts of end, K2tog, K1.
Row 4- Same as row 2; 63 sts.
Row 6-right side-K3, *drop right st and ravel for 4 rows, insert needle in 5th row below and under the 4 raveled loops, K this st tog. with the 4 loops, K3; repeat from * to end.
Repeat these 6 rows 9 times, repeat rows 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 again; 23 sts.
Next row-Sl 1, K2tog, pass sl st over the K2tog, work as for pat. row 6 to within 3 sts of end, K3tog, 19 sts. Sl these 19 sts to holder. Break yarn.
FRONT- Cast on 89 sts. Work as for back; 31 sts.
Decrease row- P2tog twice, *P2tog, P1; repeat from * 6 times, P2tog 3 times; 19 sts.
Break yarn leaving 20 in. end for weaving. Weave these 19 sts to 19 sts of back.
FINISHING- Sew edges of back to edges of front.
I added little twisty ties to the sides, though the pattern calls for a chin strap which buttons on one side.