I finished with hdc in blo. In order to keep the hat covering the ears but not the eyes (without making ear-flaps), I split the end of the hat and sewed the flaps up. To be honest, I am not really sure how I handled the split. Maybe I added stitches? All I know is that this awesome hat covers the ears but not the eyes! Mission accomplished. I decided not to add the flower because I thought the hat had a lot of detail. I am still waiting to hear back from my friend, but believe this: you will hear about it if I do.
Suggested blog nob reading: NermalMia. Hilarious.