I know I am very late with this post, but, I loved all of ya'lls hats so much I made my own rendition as well. I followed the pattern, mostly, but instead of doing SC for the band, I did 8 rows of hdc and 2 rows of sc.
I like the way it came out, although I think sc might've been a better choice XD I was going for chunky for winter with this hat.
Forgive the epic messy background XD
As you can see I did mine in Ravenclaw colors and I plan on using the extra wide band to sew a Ravenclaw Crest patch on to it