I've been able to get a fair amount of crafting done while we watch the Olympics in the evenings, and in the last few days that has been my Sarah hat. I was excited and a little nervous about this project as it was my very first attempt at making up my own knitting pattern. But yesterday morning I finished it, and it actually turned out rather well!
Having worked out my version and then studied Sarah's again, I'm going to experiment with changing a few things that will make it closer to the original. But I never had to rip out more than 3 rows at a time as I worked, so I'm excited that my first attempt went so well!
I was worried about continuing the seed stitch pattern when I got to the crown shaping, but I reread the instructions for the All-Day Beret pattern and once I got going it really wasn't rocket science. It doesn't slouch as much as I was expecting it to, though, and I'm not sure how I feel about that...
After I work out a couple of the flaws I'm planning to post the instructions. Just in case anyone else wants to make their own Sarah Hat. :o)