I did it! I did it! I did it, hoooray! Sorry, just feelin' my Dora the Explorer there for a second.
Lo! It is a hat.
Fits. Sorta. I don't think this picture looks right at all, but maybe that's because I don't look quite right. At least the bags under my eyes have mostly retreated (until next allergy season.)
Hey, I own my vain.
And look what the hat did:
Despite me, it actually did the flower thing on top! I will confess, there were some swears said over this hat, a few hysterical moments when I nearly lost control of my DPNs and a dropped stitch recovered ably by one of my knit coven, but on the whole, it wasn't that bad a pattern (until the decreases).