Thank you, zkimom!
The first link is a hat sized for 0-6 months, so I'm afraid it wouldn't be large enough. The baby is 7 months now, and I want it to fit her through the winter.
I'll take a closer look at that second link. I don't do well with the "written word", being a more visual learner. I'm trying to picture in my head how it works when they say to:
Start working back and forth because it's so difficult to work circular on a small amount of stitches
then later to:
As soon as you can, join the two sides and start working circular. When you join the two sides, knit the first and last stitch of the row together.
In my mind, that seems like there would be a split in the seam for those first several rows which are not joined. I'm sure that must not be the case, since the subsequent instructions don't say anything about doing any seaming at the end, but I just can't quite picture that. :??
Thank you for the book recommendations, too. I'll add those to my Wish List.