I had to go for an over-sized pompom. It's not really a silly hat otherwise, is it? And I used magic, changing colour wool, which I would recommend to any novice knitter. It makes you look a lot cleverer than you actually are. Baby A is not so impressed with his new accessory, but tough luck boy. It's cold outside and you're wearing your silly, hand-knitted hat.
Here are some amazing baby hats from some much better knitters than I you can find on Etsy..