This pattern was delightful. It was simple and very quick. I did it in two sittings. The decrease was a little funny, the way it is written. I thought I had screwed it up at one point and ripped out all the decreases. It turned out I had it right. Ugh! That is the worst. I was overthinking it. The second time around it went fine. For the SSK, I slipped the first stitch knit-wise and the second stitch purl-wise. It looks a little nicer than slipping both stitches knit-wise. However, after I finished the hat, I saw this article on Pinterest. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm excited about it. It looks a little complicated, but man, so much nicer.
I used Malabrigo Rios. It's such beautiful yarn, and I love to knit with it. For the hat, I used Azul Profundo and for the five green stitches, Fresco Y Seco. I did the five hearts as duplicate stitches. I don't do that much; I always need a refresher. It's so easy, but you need to get it right. I found this tutorial on Purl Soho and thought it was good.
In conclusion, this is a great pattern, and I recommend it.
Have a great weekend!