There was actually just the crochet edging and ties that had to get done, as well as blocking. So I put the hat on a metal mixing bowl, sprayed it down with water, and let it sit overnight. In the morning, I braided. Seriously, why did it take me so long?!
It took some fiddling with the numbers because I knit it in fingering weight yarn for a baby (as opposed to heavy worsted weight for an adult, as the pattern is written). The earflaps are a bit far back, but in the end, it fits BabyC with a little room to grow. He'll get a bit more wear out of it in the cooler SF Bay area where he lives, which makes me happy.
[baby Thorpe (pdf)]
Now on to knitting for the three other babes and two more that are on the way!