How about that... my crappy little webcam captures the texture of this hat better than my sister's fancy digital camera.
I had some trouble coming up with a nice-looking way to decrease for the crown, and had to frog back a few times, but the method I settled on looks pretty cool, I think.
Now to weave in the ends. If I didn't want to wear this tomorrow, I'd delegate the task to my apprentice. That's what apprentices are for, after all. Hmm.