This is my first cowboy hat that I knitted for my husband the other night. It was HUGE before felting as you can tell, but it actually felted up just right. He was so proud of me
I was worried that it would felt up all wonky or something, but it turned out great. Of course, he had to keep putting the wet hat on his head until it got to the right size, but he didn't mind. The "before" is my stepson modeling it so you can see how big it is. My DH has already given me his color choices for the next hat. This one was done with almost three hanks of 100% new wool by Katonah with the contrasting trim in another wool that I've lost the band on..sorry. I knitted the crown after I got home from work one night and the brim the next, and felted tonight. This goes extremely fast.