oh it's bad, very very bad. Three inches and hours into the hat. I decided to try a little color work, although I don't know how to do color work (you can see it coming can't you). It did not turn out that well, so I decided to undo it (this is where is goes very very wrong). Came off the needles, couldn't get it back on and finally I un-did every last stitch. I almost cried!
I'm waiting a couple of days to try again (maybe this time with a pattern and some instruction) just need a few days to regain my wits.