I knitted the last hat (the one without pictures) as well! It was my first hat, and I love it, although I constantly criticize it..
I love mine! I am making one for a friend now! She loved it. I will post a picture later! (edit: pictures are up!) Would love to see yours. Sometimes its hard to appreciate our own knitting. Im finding that most people (even fellow knitters) are really amazed by the things I have made. In a way you just have to take a step back and realize that hand knitted items are one of a kind. I have seen machine made mass produced items and they are nice but there is something about hand knits that make them really special! All the time and thought we put into them translates into the finished item.