I am going to try making this hat for my daughter, Maureen, along with the matching scarf. The pattern is actually from Ravelry and there is a link to it on All About Ami - Urban Jungle Slouchy Beanie but the photos on All About Ami are especially pretty.
Country Cozy Afghan, free pattern (archived) by Caron. Pic from Ravelry Project Gallery. Pretty textures with simple stitches - DC, V-stitch, & granny clusters. Open stitch pattern would be nice for warmer weather.