I'm excited, I just finished my first ever attempt at knitting with two colors at the same time, and also I guess putting on earflaps was an achievement since I've never done it before. Okay, it's my first hat.
I like it but I'm kind of confused about why the stripe doesn't meet up properly at the join. Like where I join the white to the blue, the white appears a line higher even though the join is at the start of the round and it's the right row.
anyway, the yarn is red heart soft touch; not very thick so I'm going to line it with polar fleece. I got the pattern from this site, it was very easy, so I'd recommend it to anyone else starting this kind of project.