Here's where I am with my hat. I finished one of the ear flaps. Boy...my knitting back and forth is much tighter (now I wish I'd gone down a needle size like I considered...but I have the right number of stitches per inch..so whatever), and neater looking that the stuff done in the round...but the colour work around the edges is all messed up. It's knit right (meaning that it correctly follows the chart) but my stitches look all funny...especially the last stitch of brown in the row. Oh well, I'm hoping it will all come together in the end. I don't think I'll have too much yarn left over though...I'm actually wondering if I'll have to order another ball to get a decent sized pom-pom for the top...not that I would really mind having to order more of this stuff...but...I will be disappointed if I have to wait to be "really done".
Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the progress on my first colourwork project. I can't wait till it's finished...and even if it turns out to look ridiculous on me...I'm wearing it! And I will be proud!