I made this cute little hat using the free pattern from Crafty Pants
. It was super quick to make, and I love it. Jessica wrote great directions with lots of tips and reminders that help you through the process.
I made a couple of adjustments. Either because I have a huge head or because I'm a tight crocheter (or both), I did not decrease for the band around the head, I left it at 60 stitches. When it was 48 stitches, it sat perched on my head like a tiny chef's hat. :) I considered ripping the whole thing out and making the hat part bigger so the 60 stitch band would be a decrease, but I think it looks fine the way it is, so I'm leaving it alone. I also did the hat band in-the-round instead of back and forth.
I used my favorite reclaimed-from-a-sweater sequins to decorate the hat band. I think of them as little ice crystals. It was fun using someone else's pattern to make something.