Once I got to the decreases, the hat just flew off the needles. But I had a lot of ends to weave in before I could cross the finish line. Now I didn't leave them all to the end; that would have been close to overwhelming. I stopped every few inches and got the tapestry needle out to weave in the loose ends. Even so, it still felt like it took a quite a while to finish. That's the downside to changing colors every three rows. Ah, but no pain, no gain, as they say.