LUV it. I just finished one for the hubby who loves rich purples. It feels kinda bif pimpin'. It took just under 2 hours. He has a huge head - 25" and my gauge on us11 is a little smaller (closer to 3sts/in) - so I cast on 60. I used lamb's pride bulky and some fur - all from the stash. It did take just under 2 hrs even with the higher stitch count. Thank you for posting and for sharing! It was just in time too since he needed it for today and I am on my way out to deliver it.
I am going to make another with a red brim and black body for my little bro who is a musician - i figure that it will serve him well for gigs next winter.