Vic, the only thing about the SnB hat is that the “pouf” is towards the back of the hat at the crown, not at the top; I don’t know if this matters or not to you, but I thought I’d mention it. Although I like the look of the height of the other newsboy caps (like the one with the hunk posted above!), for me, the pouf was more practical in the back where all of my hair is. The designer of the cap put it best in calling it kind of a “rasta hat”. I have a bigger head and thicker hair, so the height in what might be a more “traditional” newsboy cap wouldn’t be a benefit to me…it wouldn’t hold my hair inside (I use mine for “bad hair days”), and it would draw too much attention to my bigger head! :teehee: I hope you make the hat. I did two of them now, and would like to do a third hat in pink to mimic a hat I saw in pink that I really liked (they call it a “slouchy cap” which is probably a better description of the kind of style it is). Before doing my first hat, I had never done cables before and was a bit intimidated, but after watching Amy’s video on them, I wasn’t as afraid anymore. I also figured, “So what!” if I couldn’t do it–there’s so much that I’ve been holding back with trying out of fear of failure, but what’s the worst that can happen? I’ve wasted some of my time and maybe a little of my money, but maybe, I’ll figure out the pattern and I’ll actually make something…truth is, I’ll never know unless I keep trying! The more skills I learn, the broader my knitting skills become, and the more projects I’ll be able to tackle. The cable pattern for the SnB is a very simple cable compared to something like, say an Aran sweater. And I used cheapie acrylic yarn for my first hat because I figured if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t be out much financially (I would’ve been out under $3.00). Good luck–you can do it!!!