And here's the hat i did recently... started it for a five year olds birthday and kept it since it was too big for a little boy. :-)
Hmmm, came out a little big so you decided to keep it for yourself- hmmmm. O.k., I'll take your word for it. I like the oatmeal-colored yarn with the blue; very classy combo.
Nice job, the colors are great!
Very nice. Ever since I've been making hats anything I make with a needle size less then 8 comes out too big not matter what my guage swatch does so for the last hat I did I went down a needle size from what's recommended in the pattern and it worked great.