I have been wanting to make this hat for a long time. I can't recall when I actually bought the pattern, but I do know it took me at least two or three false starts before I made it anywhere. The pattern, by tiny owl knits, isn't exactly "hard" but it is really tedious and you have to be aware of where you are constantly. I would say this is one for a quiet spot, with no distractions. I was "given" a stroke of luck as I woke up one morning around 3 am, restless and awake... I spent the next 5 hours in a comfy chair finishing it up!