A lot of hats, mittens, socks and gloves have been inspired by this book by Charlene Schurch. Many have already been given away but I have a few pictures of recent projects. Six hats have just tumbled off the needles.
The geometry of these traditional designs is very simple. Every third row is usually three dark stitches alternating with three light stitches. They are very easy to do and quite effective. In addition to making the mitten patterns as written, I use the charts in the book to design my own pieces.