The hats are from Knitting On the Net - the simplest, quickest project imaginable! I made the brim 10 rows so it looks a little fuller. I'm using this pattern to learn how to use multiple colours of wool and create patterns. The hats fit perfectly on top of a bottle of wine, beer or gourmet ______ if you want to dress up a hostess gift.
The stocking pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits is also free. I'm using it to learn how to follow a pattern chart and make heels. It's a perfect size for some Hershey Kisses or a Matchbox car!