Sometimes I am in the mood for something interesting but not too challenging. I want something that will keep my interest but won't be too fussy. I want some changes to the pattern but I want to be able to memorize it so I won't have to keep looking at the pattern. That's when I will knit one of these.
Waffle Hat by Gail Bable is a very popular hat in Hats for Sailors. I see Jared Flood's Turn A Square most often but this is a close second. It is a simple pattern to memorize, fun to knit and looks great.
Bus Hat by Kylie McDonnell-Wade is another popular one in Hats for Sailors. It must be because it is also easy to memorize, fun to knit and also looks great.
Windschief by Stephen West is an easy pattern to knit with a slanted pattern that adds some interest to the knitting.
These three hats are ones that I will not only knit again, but I will knit them over and over again.