I intended to finish this hat for Jake’s birthday back in November. Then I was hoping for it to be done by Christmas. Now, finally, it is finished! (The delay was not due to any challenges in the pattern — it was a quick knit, easy but not boring. I simply wasn’t up to making anything for a while.) I love the puffy ridges. The yarn is a darker red than it shows in the pictures, and not so orangey.
As I was knitting I could tell it was getting a little longer than I wanted it to be, so I began decreasing rounds earlier than the pattern called for. However, it still turned out too long and Jake has to wear the brim rolled up. But he is a good sport and doesn’t mind!