Edited to add (5/21/08): Sadly, Magknits, the site that had this pattern is gone and I do not have a hard copy.
I first saw Odessa and fell in love. I vowed that I would make it for my own winter hat. So I picked up the yarn and a few months later made the hat. It looked very pretty. Then I put it on and felt like I had a condom on my head. A glowing, orange condom. It wasn’t my style of hat. Off to the donation pile it went.
I still think Odessa is beautiful but it’s not for me. Now I need to find another hat.
Edited to Add: I forgot to mention that I changed the pattern a bit. The author of the pattern calls for a yarn over for the increase. I didn’t want holes (I’m in the North East and it gets cold here) and I can’t be bothered to remember to twist the YO on the next row up. Instead I used a M1 increase.