I looked all over for hat patterns that I liked for the adults, but found none, so I made my own. I took one of my husband's hats and cut around it, leaving about two inches of seam allowance (mostly because fleece isn't as stretchy as knit caps). Then I cut two of these shapes for each color, sewed the each color to itself, then sewed around the bottom with the pieces inside out, then turned and top-stitched the edges. I'm sorry, I did not take pictures of the process. Maybe that's a tutorial I can do in the future. Eventually, I decided the hats needed a dart down the middle, to make them fit better, so I added that as well.
For the children's hat, I used a pattern because the hat was for a five year old and I just don't know how big that is. If it were for someone Bunny's size, I would have been able to make my own pattern. I found this adorable pattern for a child's hat with the option of adding dino scales down the middle. Since I was making it for my nephew, I thought that would be perfect. (You can download the pattern yourself if you click on my link and then on hers). Then, I decided to make his dinosaur a googly-eyed monster with vicious teeth and a sloppy tongue. (I really love to applique, if you haven't figured it out already!)
This is the result of that hat:
The best part is that the hat is reversible so I used Steeler colors on the inside since his parents are huge Steeler's fans (I'm not so it pained me to do so)
I think the hats went over better than I thought they would (seeing as they're just hats and all ;-P) because of the love put into them. That's the best thing about handmade gifts, when you give them people know that you spent all that time invested in them and so something average, like a hat, becomes special.