Your hat DID turn out frickin' cute! That one kind of looks like a stawberry already.
Question--when I started this hat last night (first time using circular needles), I found that about 1" down the knits twist once on themselves (more that just curling because it is stockinette stitch, but actually like making a loop, if that makes sense?). I tried to avoid "twisting the stitches" like the directions say and don't know what happened... Does anyone know if this can be repaired when I change to dpns or if I should just start over?!
if you had twisted the stitches, you'd end up with a moebius strip, something with only one surface. if that's really what you did you have to start over. to avoid twisting the stitches when you join in the round, lay your work on a table and make sure that all of the cast on stitches are pointing inward