haha! i don't look very good in hats, either. luckily, my odessa is destined for my gf. i started it on th 18th and finished it on the 21st. hurrah!
oh, and i used pretty much exactly one skein of knitpicks shine sport in grass. woo hoo!
apparently, my cat just couldn't stay out of the picture. oh, wait...
if i were to make one for myself, i'd probably do an inch or two more before starting to decrease. big head + big hair = need for a big hat.