(Sneak peek of the project in the videos ;-) )
On a related note: I've received the sad news that a pattern extremely similar to the hat you see in those videos was released a few days ago. This sort of thing is a nightmare for designers- we don't know if it's a coincidence or not, we CAN'T know, and indeed even if we did know, there would be nothing we could do about it. But I did want you guys to know that this pattern has been in the pipeline for months- photos of the finished hat were submitted to a shop-hop that was looking for a "signature design" several months ago, and the call for testers went up July 31st (which is also when I made the videos.) I have, perhaps, been unwise to be so public about my designs-in-progress, and I think I'll probably have to change the way I go through this process. Coincidences happen all the time, but at least if you've kept the project under wraps, you'll know that that's what it is. I like doing sneak peeks, and would be sad not to, but it's worse to end up releasing a pattern that's already been released by someone else while you were finishing up.
My biggest concern is that people might mistakenly believe that I am copying the other designer, which would be absolutely awful. So, I just wanted you to know :-)