I have my first hat posted here if you want to take a look. Have to scroll down a bit. I was excited to have all the knitting finished and just wanted to put it together. My seam at the back, which you can also see a picture of, is really bad. I'm making the same hat with a few mods to it, which I'll post when I'm finished, and I'm going to make the seam better. At least I'm going to try anyway.
The only reason I didn't start off with a scarf is because I have a phobia of anything around my neck (induced by a childhood trauma).
Oh, I have a knot in my hat too...and there's a hole in the back of it too 8)
Here's a link to knit letters and numbers too. I've never used it, but kept it in case I might need it. LINK