This is awesome. On Instructables, Tracy_The_Astonishing shows how to knit this sweet 6-12 mo-sized Space Invader earflap hat in just three easy steps. Granted, one of those steps involves drawing a sheaf of arcane stitch patterns on graph paper, and one has 20 complicated-looking sub-steps.
And the first step--get the yarn--is the knitting equivalent of opening the donuts: Voila! Breakfast is served!
So yeah, three steps: [instructables.com via craftzine]
Related: Vinny knit a grown-up snowboarder-sized one which is more complex [scifikal]