The most classic of patterns is Fruit Caps from Ann Norling.
|Strawberry Hat from Ann Norling|
This is a pattern to knit a child's strawberry hat, with variations that include a raspberry hat, as well. You can also turn the hat into a pumpkin with the addition of ribs of purl stitches.
Another pattern from Ann Norling is one that looks like a watermelon - very lovely.
|Berry Cute from Fiber Trends|
There is something very irresistible about a hat that looks like a berry or a flower or an animal. Not only is it the element of surprise - a handbag made of berries! - but we can bring all the delicious sweetness of the berries to the hat or bag. With animal motifs, we bring all the "cuteness" of the animal to the garment.
|Patrick's Pumpkin from Fiber Trends|
The demand for "style" probably trumps this type of playfulness in adult hats; but kids still understand the idea of fun and that's why knitting for them can be so much fun!