Well everyone is creating patterns for the hat seen in the Olympics worn by a snowboarder. the hat is done with bulky yarn I used lion brand. Started with a chain about 11 inches long and did half double crochet stitch, when working on the second and future rows I did the stitch in the front loop of the stitch instead of the usual back two loops formed by the double crochet. When it was big enough to fit around my head I stitched it closed and gathered the top made a floppy pompom and folded up the brim. Quick and easy.