Yes, I fear it is true. I like the Odessa pattern (used to be published on Mag Knits, but the site has gone offline), but it is too lovely to be knit with a yarn as dark as mine. Another thing I shouldn't have done was use the blue eyelash yarn for the edge - it just looks very strange when I wear the hat now. Apart from that, the whole hat should have been a bit longer for me too. I like the pattern of stitches that move around in a spiral and how the others in-between seem to move in a right angle to them. I would like to knit this one again sometime, in a nice bright colour, just right for spring.
So goodbye Odessa, at least for a while.