Rita, I'm glad you started a new thread for this.
Luke, a hat seems like a small thing but they tell us that a hat can save the life of a tiny baby in some countries of the world. So it is not a small thing at all. It's great that you have learned a new skill that you can use to help others and to have fun with as well.
I taught my husband to knit a couple of years ago and he has made over 20 hats, all his own patterns (like yours). He made several tiny hats for new babies too for the Caps for the Capitol project.