This page summarizes some of the knit and crochet patterns suggested by our members.  Two more great sources of patterns are Wool-Aid and Afghans for Afghanistan.  And of course the Ravelry pattern search tool is a great way to find free patterns to try.
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Vision Hat Crocheted Vision Hat (Crochet) by Marty Miller or Boy's Crocheted Hat by Marty Miller.  These two hat patterns use the same construction, sideways short rows.

Note: We also have a Modified Crochet Vision Hat which contains a few minor tweaks to the original pattern.
Hugs and Kisses Hat Hugs and Kisses Hat (Knit) - Warm Hands has been granted free use of this pattern by Mission Falls.
Musthroom Cap
Mushroom Cap (knit) by A Morehouse Merino Original - a great worsted weight hat pattern
Facebook Zadig (Knit) by Karen Borrel - another great worsted weight hat pattern.
Simply Ribbed Hat Simply Ribbed Hat (Knit) by Haley Waxberg - worsted weight hat pattern (free download from Knit-o-Matic.)
Double Layer Hat (Knit) by Arlene Williams - Worsted weight, very thick and reversible hat. 
Very Warm Hat (Knit) by Elizabeth Zimmerman - worsted weight hat.  Found in a number of Elizabeth Zimmerman books (see the Ravelry pattern page for details) or may be obtained from SchoolhousePress.
Brr Baby Beanie Brr Baby Beanie (Crochet) - earflap style hat
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              Neckwarmer Basic Neckwarmer (Knit) by Anna Hromova
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Keep Me Warm Vest (Knit) by Donna Stypczynski and Jackie Lambert - double stranded worsted weight or bulky weight

In-VEST for Peace (Crochet) by Susan Wills and Sue Clark - worsted weight pattern

Wiggles Sweater (Crochet) by Kathleen Sams

Basic Pattern for Children's Mittens (Knit) by Elizabeth Durand - worsted weight.  Can also be made by double stranding fingering and worsted weight.

101 Heavy Socks
101 Heavy Socks (Knit) by Briggs & Little - worsted weight socks, good basic pattern for first time sock knitters

Most Basic Kids Sock (Knit) by Evelyn Skae - great for fingering weight socks

Cozy Toes (Knit) by Christiane Burkhard - worsted / aran / bulky weight sock pattern

Vintage Vertical Stripe (Crochet) by Bella Dia - great scrap yarn or stash buster project.  Can be made with each row using a different colour.

Shell Stitch Baby Blanket (Crochet) by Guylaine Chalifour

Very Easy Ripple Shawl (Crochet) by Lion Brand Yarn - using worsted or bulky weight yarn, this pattern can be used to make a ripple afghan suitable for babies.

Crochet Mitered Square Shawl (Crochet) by Carlene Paquette - using worsted weight yarn, this pattern is a great scrap project and can be used to make afghans of any size.

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