I want to try knitting a hat, but I can't find a pattern for a plain one, with 0 embellishments. I would like to use size 9 needles, by the way.
my first hat, knitted flat, was the VW hat on the free pattern page here. I just left out the chart for the VW part! It is super easy, with a small amount of ribbing at the edge, then simple decreases to the crown. no dpn's or anything!
This is a good basic hat formula. It works because you can make any size hat with it.http://www.mielkesfarm.com/bsic_hat.htm
If you just want a pattern.... You didn't say what size you wanted to make so here's a few to check out.
http://tiajudy.com/simplestcap.htmhttp://kisknit.wordpress.com/2006/09/12/kids-knit-hat-fo-pattern/http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/simple-hat-recipe.htmhttp://www.hjsstudio.com/hat.htmlThis one has instructions for flat or knit in the round;http://www.y2knit.net/QuickHatOct04.pdf