I thought this hat was hilarious and couldn't resist pinning it! Try this free knitting pattern, it looks easy enough for beginner knitters!
Pom-Pom Hooded Pullover Poncho from Deborah Newton's Heirloom Baby Knits! Crochet and Knitting,Crochet Kid's Inspiration,Knits,
Baby Liliha by Muriela, pattern available on Ravelry. NOTE: does not include instructions for crochet picot edging, but lots of tutorials available on Internet.