Overall, I'm pretty proud of myself as this is my first hat. However, it came out a little thinner touch-wise and a little smaller size-wise (I followed the medium pattern) than I would have like, since the hat fits more like a beanie. I plan to knit a second one with a bulkier guage and the next size up. The pattern I used can be found here. It was made by Nancy Fry. I really like all of her patterns!