A friend at work has a new grandson and she asked if she could pay me to make him a hat. Well, no, I'll make a few hats and you can pass on some good will somewhere else in lieu of cash. Grandma wanted red and grey.
I bought three balls of yarn for $20 and made six hats, adding in some leftovers from the yarn drawer for the stripes. They are all basic hats, made from knitting formulas rather than patterns, and sized with the idea that they will be given to the parents when the baby is small and they are bound to fit at some point.