Talk about standing a head above everybody. These beanies or toques are definitely sky high.
What is most interesting are the many shapes you can make with the crown.
Pussycat ears are definitely whimsical and fun. Embellish them further with pom poms.
The children's version, in some cases, are called gnome hats as they resemble the pointed hats on those magical, humenoid creatures.
Whatever you name them, these designs can be very flattering for those who need to wear hats that have some height.
An extremely popular past post - Making Headways featured looser, flatter beanies. Look for free patterns there as well.
Read further and be inspired by the different styles of knit and crochet hats, free patterns to knit and crochet as well as versions for the small fry. See helpful tutorials and videos on how to duplicate stitch a design onto a plain hat. The sky is the limit with these high hats.