:roflhard: [color=#300090] I know this was "so five minutes ago" (i.e. four months) but...
Jan, I didn't expect a southern California girl to know about Toques, toboggans, and stocking caps, and you didn't disappoint me. Those hats you linked to remind me of the vintage winter night-caps I remember from drawings for the poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas" more commonly know as "The Night Before Christmas."
Types of winter hats:
Beanie or skull cap. (tight fitting and short).
Here is a picture of a toboggan hat (and another one with ear flaps):
Here is a pattern for a ["][U]double layered knit hat[/U]]([/color), you could add a few inches on either side of the hat to make it the taller toboggan/toque style vs. the shorter beanie/skull cap style.
Here is a pattern but it is called a watchcap hat but it is the same thing, really.
([SIZE="1"]If you want more room in the top before the decreases you can just add two to four inches (5 to 10 cm) of rows to the pattern before you begin the decreases.[/SIZE])
[SIZE="1"]Winters in northwestern Pa. and lake shore snows would make me a winter hat expert.
Pay no attention to that gal from southern Cal. LOL[/SIZE][/color]