Welcome, visitors to the Little Hat Post of 2005. The Lilly Hat was a free pattern and is no longer available free.
I have happily supported sharing of ideas and knowledge, including free patterns, for years. Now I've come down to this conclusion: everyone should be compensated, not just the makers of the yarn and needles.
I buy lots of patterns, and for many reasons. My personal reasons include supporting small businesses and compensating for tech editing, materials, hours, and that ineffable spark of creativity and inspiration that goes into a design.When I see blogs and sites proclaiming that no one in their right mind would support what a designer does, I just can't offer it anymore.
I'm so glad that many people have loved this hat.
I truly appreciate everyone who has made one over the years.
p.s. I'm sorry I will not be able to send the pattern by email to anyone, even if you have made the hat before. One of the odd realities of free patterns is that designers spend more time supporting them than they do paid patterns. I'm not able to do that these days. I hope you find a hat pattern that suits your needs. If there is ever any interest in it as a paid pattern I may reproduce it.