I was surprised that this pattern called for the use of an I hook, it being for tiny babies I thought that ti would use something smaller. However, this was a pleasant surprise as it meant that the pattern would take less time. This one took me about two hours.
Instead of using ribbon for the contrasting color on this hat, I used yarn instead. It makes the contrast a bit more subtle, and is much softer than any of the ribbon I had available at the time.
Originally I wanted to add a flower decoration to make the hat a bit more feminine, but was unable to find a pattern that didn’t completely overwhelm the hat. Perhaps another time.