The gigantic green beret has been frogged. The yarn is now post-soaking and is hanging in my closet so that all the kinks will get straightened out. I started the pattern again in attempt to actually get it right. I was smarter this time though because I'm using the uber-cheap acrylic I have stashed away so I won't feel so bad if it doesn't turn out.
Also, I finished the secret crochet project but I'm not posting final pictures until I hear from The Cowboy about the final touches that he wants on it.