My daughter is in love with Taylor Swift's music. At Christmas we watched a TV music special which featured her music for an hour. There were several scenes in between the musical numbers which showed her more casually. In several of those scenes she was wearing a slouchy hat and often hid her long hair under it. My daughter asked, "Daddy can you please make me a hat like her?" I replied yes, I will see if I can find a pattern. I searched for several weeks and finally found the pattern at Project Hallway on the web. After working out a few kinks in the pattern, a Friday night knit-a-thon, and raw fingers from making sure there were no visible holes, I finally was able to give my daughter a hat she loves to wear. I am very pleased with how it turned out as the yarn is acrylic (easy care for an 8 year old). The first day back at school (last Monday) she wore it all day. I am so glad she is proud to show off her Daddy's work. Enjoy the pics!