I have just recently taught myself to knit (after many years of my mother trying to teach me unsuccessfully well maybe not lol) and this is my first go at inventing a pattern so here goes. (2 prototypes both successful)
What you need
Powder puff or similar wool
4 1/2 mm Needles
6 mm Needles
Using 4 1/2mm needles cast on 28 stitches.
Row 1 K2,* P1,K1 repeat from * to end.
Repeat row 1 for next 9 rows.
Row 11 k28 changing to 6mm needles.
Continue in stocking stitch for next 44 rows (alternate rows purl then plain).
Next row K2, **P1, K1 (changing back to 4 1/2mm needles) repeat from **to end.
Repeat for 9 rows.
Cast off loosely.
To make up fold in half (rib ends together) so right side is showing and sew to end of rib. Turn in other way and continue to sew to top. Do this on both sides.
Turn in right way and sew in big stitches about 5cm down from top corner diagonally to about 5cm across from top corner, gather together and secure ends and neaten.
And you should have one very cute and easy to make beanie with ears.
Goes great with the easy baby bootees to make a set. Will have ago at inventing a set of mittens to match.