This was my first non-scarf/blanket project. I was amazed at how quick and easy it was - a great project for newbies like me! Plus I got the yarn super-cheap...less than $1! After seeing all the cute pics on this thread I went out and got some yarn to make a strawberry hat...of course that's several projects down the list so who knows when I'll get to it. It'll probably be the next "last minute baby shower project"