I started working on a hat for my Dad for Christmas, because I was frustrated with the baby blanket that I am knitting for a friend who's due in July. I just finished it and it came out perfect.....except there's no chance that it's going to fit my father!
I guess that must be why the experts and at the beginning of every pattern it says "Pay attention to gauge!"
Now I just have a hat that's destined for someone else. Someone with a small head. Better luck next time, Peaches. :)