I ended up using size 10 DPNS because my LYS was out of 10 1/2's. This turned out to be a happy misfortune, as I ended up getting gage from the 10's. Sigh. One day I will be able to get gauge spot on.
The hat is super soft and fuzzy, much to my delight. It knits up FAST.
MY husband HATES that picture, but I told him that's the price of getting his own Jayne hat. Infamy.