What are you most proud of? That it turned out decently. I have recieved so many compliments on this hat! I did not have a pattern either! I am going to attempt this again and see if I can duplicate it then write down the pattern. It took a few times because the checkers kept twisting! What advice would you give someone starting this project? The ideas you have in your head, just do them. It may take a while and a few redo's (or in my case a ton of redo's), but in the end it is so totally worth it! Also, write down what you do when you do it. That way, you don't have to try to remember later!