Subloke, your hats look great!
This hat has brought me to tears, ugh! I have attempted the medium size hat at least 6 times now and end with a trip to the frog pond after realizing something has gone wrong. Dropped stitches, knitting the wrong round of brioche stitch or coming up rows short in the crown. In the decrease rounds, when it says "Work 3 rnds even in patt" does this mean just 3 rows or does even
mean something else?
Seeing someone else's hats completed makes me realize the issue must be me. Perhaps I am just missing some major element while I am knitting or highly distracted by my 1 year old running around - yeah I blame my daughter.