I was very pleased with this hat, it was very putzy and I wasn't sure I would like how it would fit in the end. You can't really tell from the pic, but the top of the orange section was very pointy. I was grateful the purple neatened that right up! The pattern is from Lace Style and I used Gems Opal, the sport merino wool. I was kinda bitter for a few days when I found out I was running out of purple. You see-I debated over the color scheme until I settled on the purple because that one came in a 50 gram hank (the last one by the way)-which the pattern calls for- lo and behold the hat takes more than 50 frickin grams of yarn. So not only did I not use the color I really wanted (peacock), but I had to buy a 100 gram hank of the purple...in a different dye lot!! But it doesn't bother me too much, really. OK ranting done, I really do love it and it fits well, that bitch was well worth the pain.