I'm almost finished with my 4th one! DS and I love Firefly. These have been for him and a couple of friends. I agree, its not the most beautiful hat, but they have had so much fun with them. He was taking one for a birthday gift and I asked "will he know what this is?" DS says "of course" I said, that's good, I wouldn't want someone to think I picked those colors on my own! It is a really warm hat (I made mine with 2 strands of Vanna's Choice) His friends have really loved them and it made me feel really good!
At Christmas, I made small one's (it was a brooch pattern) and put a loop on them for ornaments. They were a big hit.
I think you are a great friend for making this.