Although I in the midst of all kinds of deadlines, both knitting and academic, I couldn't resist casting on when I found out my niece is currently without a hat that fits. It took less than 2 days, so I think I can justify it.
This is the cubba hat from Wooly Wormhead. I used most of a skein of mirasol tupa and size 4 needles. No real mods to speak of, although I think I made the body of the hat slightly longer than called for.
No offense to dr. honeydew, but I think this will look even cuter on my niece!!