I fell in love with this hat pattern the second I saw it! It knit up fairly quickly and fits my head perfectly, although it is not a snug hat. Depending on how it wears over the next couple months I might consider adding a fleece liner to make it beautiful and windproof.
The dark purple is a lovely accent, but it does obscure the tree line a bit. If I were to knit it up again, I would start just after or at the end of the dark color.