I finished the hat today and still have some yarn to spare, not enough to do anything major unfortunately, but that is to be expected. After awhile, the bobbles became easier to make. I do have to say that it is a cute hat, but I'm not in favor of it. The reason is because I like to wear hats more snug around my head (for warmth reasons - there's just something about a more snug fitting hat that keeps my ears warmer and that it blocks the wind more) and this one is too lose for my liking. I should have made the smaller option, but oh well. We all make projects that we aren't particularly fond of or rather just don't work for ourselves. I think that I am going to give it to my mom the next time I go home. She likes her hat looser and I think that this hat will fit her head better than mine. It's done that's what makes me happy. It was a free ball of yarn, I can't complain. The next project is finishing my brother's hat, which I certainly after all of the work that I put into it that it fits. I've now made two hats that are too big for the people that it was intended for. Maybe I just have this thing with hats. Oh well.