Stephanie's version is lovely, looks lusciously soft and she said was fun and fast to knit. My version?? well...
In my trailer-trunk, I had no yarn of the right gauge, so I used this.Holding two strands together got me 'close-to' gauge. A bit thicker than required but close.
Stephanie suggested 7 mm needles. In my trailer-trunk - you guessed it. No 7s. 6 1/2 was the closest I could come. Yarn? a bit thicker than called for. Needles? a bit smaller than called for. Knitting? That combo is not so fun. The hat? a bit stiff and hard.
Three people have tried it on and all three have grimaced. Not the best reaction. Great pattern thought, Steph. I'll try it again when I get some Blue Moon Leticia.