I wanted a Newsies hat!
And at first I found a pattern online, and got a yarn with the same gauge, knitted the whole hat, tried it on, and the yarn was apparently too thick because it turned out looking more like a fez, or more likely, a dunce cap. I found a post on someones blog where they used the Stitch and Bitch Nation pattern, and it turned out rather cute. So I bought the book, and found a yarn among my collection that could work, and this hat turned out a lot better. Instead of the stockinette stitch panels that run up the hat, i decided I'd use my stitch library, and found a lace pattern so I could wear it in summertime. Its not perfect, but it turned out pretty well. I made it with Red Heart Soft Yarn (which actually is soft) in Off White. I'll probably end up making more in other colors.