This hat is called a "Goonie Hat" and I found the pattern on a blog, but I did not copy down which blog it is from - rats!! Anyway, I love this pattern. It is crochet and I had to learn the half double crochet - it's totally great. The yarn is soft and the hat came together really quickly. It is for one of the cousins for the holidays. I will knit a matching one in a different color for his wife :o).