Didn't this turn out beautifully? I love the way the colors pop. It blocked just fine. It's a tad small for an adult (or at least an adult with a giant size head like I have), but the sock yarns I used are a little thinner than the yarn called for in the pattern. I decided that a young friend is going to get this hat for Christmas, so I have to knit another one for her sister (not the same pattern, just another tam).