For her birthday I knit Azalea the Meathead Hat out of the book Knitalong. I'm beside myself over how adorable it is.
The yarn is soft, affordable, and the pattern knits up quickly. The directions say to knit the hat flat and then sew up the seam but there's really no reason to. I knit this hat in the round easy-peasy.
Oh yeah, and here's a random picture of Z being silly/adorable because this is my blog.