Yep, I'm updating my blog purely in avoidence of earflaps:
I'm very glad I used a smooth acrylic yarn for my crochet cast on, as the Naturespun yarn is very sticky. It was pretty easy unzipping the temporary cast on to get the stitches back on the needles.
This hat really really needs a good steam block! It's a snug fit right now (which Matt likes), but the steaming should help (hopefully) even out my stitches and give just a little more ease to the fit.
I must confess, I'm dreading those earflaps. I really can't procrastinate any longer, and I do have a plan that might make it easier for me. We'll see... I can always just throw on some ribbing if all else fails, right???