Hey, that wasn't so bad! The hat turned out not to be too difficult to finish. I really like the way the set turned out. I don't feel quite ready to tackle the mittens yet, but will definitely start wearing the hat and scarf now that it seems to be winter here (we supposedly got wet snow the other night, but I refused to look out of the window to check).
Pattern: Reynolds Accessory Set
Yarn: Plymouth Indiecita Alpaca
Before blocking I rinsed the hat and scarf with conditioner because I find alpaca extremely
itchy. It seems to have helped a bit, though my neck was still getting scratched a bit. The yarn is so soft, but those itchy fibers just get at you.
The hat turned out to be a bit too big. Not a problem with my thick hair and big head, but it doesn't fit snuggly. Any suggestions on a way I could safely shrink it a tiny bit?