The hand-spun hat is finished and has found a home with Carmen, my son Geoff's girlfriend. She is happy with it and so am I. It has just the right amount of stretch to be comfy. Now I have been commissioned to knit a hat for Geoff too. I'm thrilled that they want knitted things! I don't think that I would have been excited with hand-knitted clothes at that age but that might just be because they weren't a novelty. My mom did a lot of knitting.