I've been wondering how you were doing after you mentioned you'd be having major surgery. Is your recovery going okay? Are you getting back to some form of normalcy in life? I sure hope so!
Your animal hat is absolutely adorable!!! I haven't had to make a monkey hat yet, but as you probably know, the flop-eared rabbit, cat, and lion hats drove me cuckoo!! I sure hope you had a good pattern 'cause dreaming it up and executing that dream can sometimes be the worst of it!!!
You did a super job on this little guy (who is definitely in the cute category rather than the scary)!!