I wanted to design a simple baby hat that is easy and quick to knit. This pattern has four preemie and newborn sizes to ensure your little one has a hat that fits perfectly. Sizes: 1-1.5lbs, 2-3lbs, 3-5lbs, 5-7lbs. Due to lots of requests this pattern now has additional sizes :) up to 24 months. I have also written separate instructions to knit this hat FLAT on single pointed needles, and IN THE ROUND on DPNs.
A great book on the history of Cowichan Wool and sweaters: "Working with Wool, a Coast Salish Legacy" by Sylvia Olsen. Although it looks at the history of the Cowichan Sweaters, it covers the history of the wool too.