Tejidos - Knitted 2 - Ravelry: Tweed Hooded Neckwarmer pattern by Vanessa Ewing. This is a free pattern on Ravelry, and would be great for a beginning knitter or for someone who likes to knit & chat, knit & watch a movie, knit & read, etc. So romantic!
If you've always wanted to learn how to knit a hat, set your sights on the Wickerwork Hat. Complete with an adorable yarn pom pom, this easy knit hat pattern is perfect for young and old alike. Made this hat for a friend
Carissa Knits: Preemie Hats for Charity - my favorite baby hat to knit. Good for newborns and the pattern is very easily adaptable. I cast on 80 stitches and used the Flakey Baby Sock pattern from Jujube and Lolo.
Now I just need a little girl to knit stuff for!) *** Twenty Something Granny: Knitted Baby Bow Hat. Looks like the bow piece needs to be a little bigger so it's fuller on the finished hat, but this is so adorable!