Many... Many... Many years ago, I made a scarf via crochet.
This week I decided to make a hat. I consider it to be my first project since the last one was sooooo long ago, and was just flat. I just kind of winged it after getting the gist of crochet in the round (I think that is what it was called) from some vids on Youtube, and some great help getting started from Stitch Cafe here in CA.
Below are some pix of me wearing the hat.
If you want to see larger more detailed photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/lincolnworld/sets/72157604686591332/
I wanted to make a "Bowler" style hat, but the brim got super wonky. I think it was due to me having no idea of what I was doing. So, I undid about an hour of work, and just ended up finishing it the way it looks now.
I wore it today to the LA Craft Mafia meeting and to an earth day party, and most people seemed to like it. The non-crafters said stuff like, "What??? You MADE that yourself???" So, that helped take the sting out of a non-stop 6-8 hour crochet session.