I decided to adapt a knitting pattern, from the Usbourne (Childrens) Book of Knitting for my five year old. Last time I knitted a hat from the same book for the 3 year old it came out my size. So this time I halved all the instructions. Clearly this isn't how you do it.
Children quite pleased that I'm knitting for their toys though. Have lost a teeny bit of knitting guru/magic with them though!
(n.b. I do know about tension squares just don't have the patience for them).