Using the three needle cast off to create the loop was great, no sewing!
I manage to construct it without using a head form, I used my husbands instead. I think without a solid surface the pinning wouldn't have been as easy. Folding into shape was very straight forward and I easily followed the diagram in the book.
The only downside I can find is I might have too much hair to really do this hat justice. I think short hair would probably work better.
Well, that's project 5 done. The next hat is crochet and as I've not done that for a while it might get interesting.
Laters, I'm off to find my inner Jennifer Saunders x