Peppermint Thing Hat

Here's a photo of the first of three hats I've knit for W in the past week or so. I didn't use a pattern per se, I just improvised. I had in my mind a hat that would be reminiscent of a candy cane, but I am not such a good knit designer yet that I was able to make my vision a reality the first time through. It looks like something a Dr. Seuss creature would wear on its head, so I'm calling it the "peppermint thing hat". Nevertheless, W seems to enjoy wearing it (unlike other hats he rips off his head) and he gets compliments on the "cute hat", so I deem it a moderate success, even if it's not quite as coherent a look as I intended.

I've already posted photos of the other hats on my projects page on Ravelry if you wanted to take a look. I will try to get photos of W wearing his new hats for this blog, though.