Every child I know is obsessed with MineCraft (as well as some adults I know). If you know anything about MineCraft, you know what a Creeper is. I set myself the challenge of making the perfect kids' Creeper hat, and began my on-line quest. I'd found some knit creeper hats, but most of the patterns had the Creeper face sewn on after the fact. I think you all know how I feel about "finish work", so that was a turn off. Plus the hats were a basic skull-fitting type, so not very MineCraft-y, since everything in MineCraft is blocks.
Then I found a pattern for the face done in crochet color work. It was perfect to create that "pixellated" look. I had Thomas pick out the perfect green-to-white-verigated yarn, and got started on a basic hat pattern. But, as I progressed, I was stymied about how to handle the crown. Finally, I decided the crown had to be squared off, to create a "cube" appearance. Viola! The perfect kids' Creeper hat!
I didn't really follow a pattern (except for the face), I just kind of made it up as I went along. So, if you want to duplicate this hat and need a little guidance, let me know and I'll try to walk you through it. :)