This is a great project for the Fall, when schools and colleges are having their Spirit Week. Another idea is to knit this hat in the colors of your favorite sports team. It's a fun pattern that can be knitted quickly.
Free knitting pattern using super bulky-weight yarn.
If you like colorwork, you'll love Willa's Hat. This warm hat features a charming squirrel motif. The motif is framed by acorn borders above and below. Some colorwork experience is definitely recommended for this pattern!
A free men's knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, In-the-round, Rib, Seamless, Stranded.