aineepooh1: i got the pattern from Knitty.com. It was the first time I did intarsia too, and i didn't find too difficult, and the videos here are a real help!
PS I didn't use the prescribed yarn: I found some grey/black marl stuff that looked like socks and twined three strands together to make one. If i did it again, I would probably use four strands. It came off a monster size cone that I found at a thrift store. I just used the stands as one, and knit a swatch to check for relative tension. Since its not a sweater I just checked to see if it would fit a human head! The other yarn in the hat was just odd sport weight used double.
I've been fooling around with the cheaper thrift store buys in yarn for a while until I get up to speed. Does it show that I am cheap?
I would say though that I wouldn't use the multi-strand approach without a lot of work space. At one time I was working with seven balls of yarn dangling off the monkey hat! I plan on winding the three strands ionto one ball for the next hat ....