I finally finished the silly thing. It’s a pattern that takes most people less than a week but, owing to illness, it took me one day over a month to complete.
I give you the hat:
Right now, I’m working on a matching scarf for him. I’m crocheting the scarf in contrast to my having knit the hat. I’m about ten percent done so far using an H-8/5.00mm hook. I anticipate that making this scarf will take me about two days of constant crocheting or ten days of mild crocheting.
After I finish the scarf, I’m making socks for my new friend. 🙂