Maybe it was just the fiber content, or maybe the hook size and yarn weight combination, but I wasn't all to pleased with the gaping holes or how little the fpdc's stood out from the rest of the hat. So I tried again with heavier yarn (that was 100% acrylic, as opposed to the 75% cotton/25% acrylic blend in the first hat), and played around a little with some color variation.
Yep, this pattern is good stuff. :) I'll definitely be making more of them!!!