Some kind of Ravelry hick up, I thought, when I noticed that my Stripey pattern had been downloaded 147 times on the 1st of February. But then I understood that the hat is chosen as the February knitalong in Hobbyboden (a Norwegian craft site). And new Stripeys are popping up, for example Tesha's (blog in Norwegian).
Some people have found it a little short. You can easily make it longer by knitting a cm or two more before starting the decreases.