What are you most proud of? I love the colors--and it was fun using my vintage sparkly plastic German needles for the first time! The project was very fast--just 3 short evenings' work while watching television. What advice would you give someone starting this project? It would be a good idea to have both circular and double-pointed needles for this project. Start with the circular, and switch as you work towards the top of the hat and have fewer stitches.