I did start a smaller one in a bright orange, but had to put it to one side until I top up with some more yarn. This one is the next size up and in reality, is a lovely dark teal/turquoise colour. At some stage, I'll have to take another photo as apparently, we're not going to have daylight here today, so it messes up the colour.
This size is to fit age 7-10. The pattern makes it quite a firm hat, and will keep someone lovely and warm.