I started with 2 hats that I had made for Mike. Both were made from Brown Sheep cotton wool, which is very soft and warm, but stretches out easily. With the particular styles I made, the hats got too stretched out and Mike didn't wear them anymore. So I recycled them into two new hats! I had some perfectly good yarn tied up in hats that weren't being used, and now I have brand new hats that are usable and that didn't cost me anything in materials.
Here is the first hat:
Here is the second hat:
But here is what makes them special:
Daddy and baby hats! A coordinated set!