I've finished knitting that hat for my brother, and to top it off I'm pretty sure that he likes it!
It did have to spend a few days in the BIN OF UNFINISHED KNITS, which is just fine because he won't get to use it for quite a while. The "House Hats" pattern from Alison Hansel's Charmed Knits was amazing once again! It has earned a place of honor among my knitting patterns because I've used it twice with the same satisfying results. Remember, experimental results are only valid if they are repeatable. So this pattern is a homerun, scientifically speaking.