What are you most proud of? That I edited myself to follow instructions and let the hat be as the class outlined. I was thinking of adding earflaps . . . or streamers by the ears . . . and a little whimsical tassel out the top with a few ribbons and needle felted embellishments. Perhaps on the next hat . . . Also, I found out that I longtail cast on with the opposite hands and therefore my first rows for circular knitting were with the purl side out. So I changed my hands around and it looked just like the instructor's example. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time. It is fun and rewarding.