I have finished this just as the weather has gotten warm. I like knitting hats because they, like mittens, provide instant gratification. They also, on days like today, save me the trouble of doing my hair. The pattern was also dead easy and theraputicaly (is that a word?) repetitive. I might make one for my sister who lives in slightly colder climes. Thank God for ravelry.com, what did we do with out it?