I rarely buy knitting patterns as so many are available free. But I made an exception last year when I saw the Awesome Hat pattern on Ravelry. What attracted me the most to this pattern was the way the crown of the hat is shaped so neatly. I don't have any ulterior motive for plugging this pattern other than it is one that I have tested and like enough to knit again. The pattern can be adjusted for children and adults. I knitted the largest size. The only modification I would make next time is to make it slightly longer to cover the ears.
I'm displaying the hat on a life-size glass model that I was lucky enough to find in a charity shop. I knit and take photos of so many hats that I have been looking for one of these heads for a long time. I actually saw one in a flea market last year for £35 and decided that I didn't want it that badly. Then I saw this one for sale at £15. That is still a lot of money. But it will see a lot of use and the money was going to charity, so I was happy to pay it. While not in use it makes quite a good ornament!