This is seriously from a rectangle of knitting, NO DECREASES, NO DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES. I may know people afraid of these things (and they shouldn't be), this resolves all their hat fears. You do have to seam up the back:
But I doubt many would notice it much. Especially because the sides are so great:
Here is the Ravelry link. I almost got the hat and sweater out of one skein of medium weight Socks That Rock. You could do it if you cast on a few less stitches for the hat (which would be fine because it seems a little big). Of course I couldn't resist doing this:
Hehehehe. My little stuffed dog is also wearing little cloth diapers, but you can't see them. I pretty much try all my knits on "alpster" The Ravelry links: Raglan Sweater and Pixie Hat. Next up: tackling the awesome yarn Kay sent me, mmmm I think I found the perfect pattern for it.
edited to add: if you need anything fabric/craft related check out Jo-Ann's, they pretty much have everything on sale. Seriously I had to use my 50% off coupon on a 3.99 item because it was the only thing regularly priced I needed. Just a heads up the sale goes through Saturday. And it was nut balls crazy in ours, so beware.