I have knitted some very crappy hats for my husband in the last year. He's been a good sport about it and claims they are amazing but I'm very critical of my work and I can assure you that they were not good. I finally made a hat that I am proud for him to wear! The joys of evolution! I think it came out fantastic and I have nothing but praise for this pattern. It's a really fun knit. I think I have knitted at least 4 hats from this pattern...it's definitely one of my go-to patterns if I need to whip up a quick beanie or whatevs. Hooray for the Rib-A-Roni!! It's available free for download here on Ravelry.
Merry Christmas Chad <3