I was so excited to start this project. I bought yarn and pattern last week and finally sat down to knit yesterday. My husband was actually excited about me knitting this hat for him, which was totally cool because I have never knit for him before, so I decided to knit his before I did mine. My gauge was spot on so I decided to jump right in. The pattern was so easy to follow and the hat knit up really fast. I was able to finish it last night and I let it block over night. I was so excited about the hat that when I woke up this morning I ran to get it and made my husband try it on before he had even gotten out of bed.
Now if anyone else is interested in knitting this fabulous hat pattern, I only have one piece of advise that I can give you.
Measure your husband's head BEFORE you knit the hat.
Version two coming soon.
I do have to say, Alice and Grace, this is a really great pattern and it's super easy to knit. Good thing because I have two more to go, his again and mine.
ETA: May 14, 2007
Success! I frogged the first hat and knit the medium size this time. I was a little afraid that it would end up looking wonky because my stitches were a little uneven from knitting with the kinky frogged yarn, but it turned out okay after blocking.