sooooo this is my first attempt at stranding and i looooove it! i finished this hat in one evening (yes it was a very long evening, but still) because i could not wait to see it finished. i used noro kureyon color# 163 and lamb's pride worsted in creme. unfortunately it does not fit too well, i think i may have done the strands on the top half of the hat too tight and i probably should have made the bigger size. i didn't realize my head was soo big! haha but i loved making it and i think it is beautiful!