I finished the owl hat and feel pretty satisfied with it. This time around, I used a thinner yarn and smaller hook. It came out to about the right size, I believe. The eyes and nose were easier the second time (well, fifth time for the nose) around. The pom-pom was added at the customer's request and was a bit of a pain. I'm still not quite sure how to make them properly. My coffee table was covered with bits of fluffy yarn by the time I finished.