Way to go. Hats are great and quick and get you to feeling like an expert! Plus, getting brave is what advances your knitting! Who cares WHAT it looks like in the end? If a designer makes a wonky-looking scarf they call it an innovative idea, but if a beginner does it it's a mistake?!? :nails: I think NOT!
My knitting advanced by leaps and bounds when I found KH because the videos totally showed me 'I can do THAT'!!!!!!!!!!!!! So my 2nd FO after finding KH was a fair isle dog sweater, thanks to that KH video! Needless to say, KH ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:notworthy:
So just go for it, EVERYONE! 'If it doesn't fit, you don't HAVE to a gift'..........ok, ok, I know, bad play on an old O.J. joke. But the point is, if it doesn't fit or goes awry there's no shame in ripping back and starting over! I've made 2 hats which turned out badly because I didn't bother to gauge swatch and substituted yarn which (if you look in my Ravelry projects page) are funny because one looks more like a yalmulke and the other is so tiny it fits my tiniest dog's head. Made for a good picture on Ravelry but might be too small even for a premie.
We learn much more from our mistakes then from our successes someone once said.
OK, off my pep-talk soap-box now. :hug: to all my KH family and may you all have a blessed and wonderful weekend. I know I will because DH and I made up. Around here that means AND pizza! And if I'm lucky even a little yarn. :roflhard: