Wanting to try again, I bought a brown gradient instead since it suited my taste more. I started on it, and eventually put it aside to finish later. It never got finished and I'd lost interest in knitting as time progressed. As I said before, I'm not a knitter! All I managed to whip up was the ribbed brim and a few rows of the hat. I recently unraveled it to make something else, crocheted of course, and turned it into a large slouchy cap/beret. It's a bit too big though, so I don't know if I'm going to unravel that and make another hat again, but for now, I like it.
Since I had a long hat in mind, I still have a lot of yarn left over. With it, I thought to make more things for my personal collection. I've been favoring mori/forest girl styles a lot, even though I don't wear it much, but having touches of it when I can is fine too.
This is the pattern I used. I only followed the first three rows as it seemed a bit...much after that.
The original pattern was meant to fancy up an old sweater, so it also includes cuffs.