The things I love about this pattern: "easy" is in the name of the pattern and it truly was easy, despite the easiness of the pattern the hat still has loads of style, that Retro look, and even with my inability to count and fully understand all the concepts in crocheting I still was able to successfully complete the hat! There was a moment of panic when my mother looked over my shoulder and said, "Did the pattern say to crochet from the back?" Once she explained that what I was doing would make the stitches not quite as tight and would add more texture I just kept on going. I love texture, and let's face it when you have sooo many unfinished projects floating around in your head it adds girth to the ol' noggin, so the loose stitches (and all those added stitches because I can't count) turned out to be just perfect.
No, it did not take me over a month to finish the hat. It took 3 nights of watching Sons of Anarchy, because crocheting and biker gangs go so well together. It just felt a little odd posting about winter hats in August, but yesterday on my walk I looked out across the hill and realized there was just a hint of yellow in some of the leaves, I realized fall will be here before you know it...and inevitably Winter Is Coming.