I just finished my first hat and I LOVE it!
It's worked in half double crochet through the back loop. I added the spike stitching because it looked sort of plain and then added the tassels.
My daughter (3.5 yo) has already asked for one. I might make one for a stocking stuff since it doesn't get really cold here until January.
*insert happy Troublet dance here!*
Close up pic and an actual pic of the top of my head wearing my creation. If I show any more of my face, your monitors would probably melt. LOL!