One of the women who works near me is expecting her third child the end of this month. Now by the time you have 2 and are on your third, most everything is a hand me down. So since I had some baby color yarn, it is a little girl, and I wanted to practice making this hat and the pom pom - I cast it on on Monday and after a couple of false starts, finished it up last night. It calls for you to put the ear flaps first but I found it easier to do them after. I also like my decreases better then my increases so it worked out well. Hope she likes it.