I knit the medium size which fit Miranda's head nicely. The great thing about this pattern is that it provides instructions for small, medium, and large so when I knit this again, I'll be able to personalize each one.
I crocheted the trim in a contrasting color (sapphire) -- I originally thought to use the same cranberry swirl color throughout, but I think this makes the edging and I-cord ties really pop.
Over the weekend, while out and about in the city, I couldn't help but notice how many girls and guys were wearing earflap hats. Some were in solid colors, some had pom pom toppers, some were in fair isle, and some had animal faces. This style is obviously in so I'll be keeping the trend going when I hand these out at Christmas!