FO Friday: Striped Slouchy Beanie

Only one finished object this week but I'm so proud!  This was my first ever knitted hat.  Special thanks to Knitwhim over at Arcaneknits.  She helped me learn to knit properly and finally helped me get over how intimidating circular needs are!  I seriously couldn't have done this without her!   

This was a free pattern on ravelry that can be found at this blog here.  The first few rows are a 2x2 rib and the rest of the hat is stockinette.  I found the decreases to be pretty hard to keep from getting holey near the end.  Luckily I just sewed up the holes when I weaved the end in heehee.  Happy Crafting!