Welcome back and speedy recovery to you. Your hat is awesome, one of those things that make me laugh (in a good way) when I open a thread.
I think you should make a mental note to come back and post the picture of you family on the mountain top, to brag where your hats have been!
I imagine I will post the pic when they are on top of Kilamanjaro. We had brunch with them yesterday and she said she loved it. I told her I was afraid she would hate it and she said, "Why, it looks just like a sock monkey?" I told here about the lousy directions, some of which were incorrect, and how it took me 4 times to get the muzzle on straight and the eyes and ears on right. She asked me if I thought the next one would be easier and I told her I sure hoped so!