I did it! I made a hat. Too bad I have two kids. This was the project that I started last weekend on the retreat and I was able to finish it at home. I bought the pattern off etsy, however, made some of my own modifications. I have noticed that once you get going with crocheting you can take more of a liberty to make things up as you go. The pattern had me made the brim half the size that you see it in the picture. It was silly looking so I pulled it out and made my own style with a contrast color on the edge to give it some definition. I enjoy crocheting and plan to make some more thing (maybe baby booties!). I am going to start over on two more hats. I think the second time around I could do a better job. These boys do make my work look pretty dang good though. I do have the perfect models.