After hearing about my blog, one of my friends was kind enough to send me a picture of the hat I made her. I used the same yarn for the slouchy hat I made for myself, but I constructed hers in a 2x2 rib using a pattern from Joelle Hoverson's More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts (who also contributes to the Purl Bee, though I didn't know that when I found the book).
When I first gave my friend this hat, she said "Oh, thanks. Though I normally only wear black hats." I think it's grown on her now, and if it hasn't it should because she's Indian and, in my opinion, Indians look fantastic in bright colors!