This one is "Christian's Hat" by Agnes Kutas, I got the pattern off Raverly, but you can get it here as well. I loved the pattern and it was super easy to follow. I am now going to make the matching scarf for dh. The hat is for someone else. The good news both these patterns are free!!
This hat pattern is called "Kool Hat," by Mei Lynne Travis from Yarngear. I got the pattern from Raverly and Mei Lynne does have a blog, but I got an "unsafe," warning from my virus protection software when I tried to go into it. I have sent her a message. Regardless this is a great easy pattern and a fast knit and it too was free on Raverly, not sure if she has the same pattern on her blog though?
As I have said before, I will never be a champion knitter. I know my limitations and when searching for patterns on Raverly I tend to tick off EASY as one option. Saying that I will say I found these challenging enough not to make me sick of knitting them. I like to have an interesting pattern, which is quick and easy as well. I find Raverly as a great source for knitting and crochet patterns.
Today's Christmas song the latest from Pentatonix: