Earlier this winter when I was looking for gift ideas for kids, I came up with the idea to make monster hats for the boys and owl hats for the girls. I was originally planning to make the hats out of polyester fleece material, but I didn't have any on hand. I could have ordered some online, but I did have several balls of leftover yarn someone had given me and some felt pieces, so I decided to use that instead. .
I knit the hats on one of those circular rigid plastic knitting things that you use with a hook that I got at a garage sale this summer. I used two strands of yarn together, and they knit up fairly fast. I think I made 10 of them. I hand stitched the felt pieces onto the hats with a blanket stitch and embroidery yarn.
The kids all seem to enjoy wearing their hats, so I guess I can say it was a hit!