Thanks to one very savvy Chick at Chicks w/ Sticks this project is complete. If it weren't for her I may have given up. She fixed 5 dropped stitches on the third to the last row.
I also have to give a big plushy Cashmere hug to Libellula. Without her size 7 dpn's I would still be several rows shy of finished.
As you can see the munchkin of the house loves the hat. I guess my next hat will need to be to make him one of his very own.
I hope this hat will bring fun,warm and loving blessings to it's recipient.