I finished Lily's hat yesterday, and the size is just right -- finally! It was a quick knit, only took a couple days once I figured out the gauge of my yarn and did a bit of math. I learned my lesson, though, not to choose a pattern that has no gauge. Gauge is important and knowing it in advance saves a ton of time. I'm sure all you knitters out there knew that.
Now I'm back to finishing arm warmer #2 and starting a hat for Adam. Is it too ambitious to hope I'll be done in time for Christmas?