As I mentioned earlier, I've been trying to make a few gifts for Christmas. I knit this hat last week. It only took me two days to complete but one could easily make it in a day. And don't let the leaf pattern intimidate you, it's actually pretty easy to knit. I was even able to watch T.V. while knitting this. That's the true test of a simple pattern.
This hat is knit on size 10 needles with bulky yarn. If you look at the original pattern, you'll notice that there's a larger ribbed band at the bottom. I had to adjust this since I used size 10 1/2 needles.
The pattern for the hat was designed by Deniza Bakalova and is called Autumn Leaves Hat. You can get the pattern for free on Ravelry.