I was tidying up my knitting magazines a few weeks ago and discovered the first ever Simply Knitting I'd bought was May 2008. Have I been knitting for that long?! It's full of lovely patterns I've always meant to make and haven't, so promptly set about making a pixie hat for Spring (although it looks just like the cup of an acorn to me) which was so successful, I made two!
You're supposed to use Rowan Scottish Tweed DK for this, striped, but I happened to have quite a large stash of Sirdar Escape DK which self-stripes quite effectively. I knitted the flower instead of crocheting it (still have no idea how to crochet). It makes a lovely hat for Spring - great for those days when you know it's getting warmer and don't want to wear a thick woolly hat, but still cold enough to want your ears covered up! The hat was designed by Liz Baxter - check out her designs on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/liz-baxter
This hat is called "May Blossom." I can't find a website for her but her designs have appeared in Simply Knitting several times.