This alluring little set was knit for my oldest daughter. If there is one person on the face of this earth who knows how to show a knitter appreciation for a hand-knitted gift, it is Gillian. She loves the hat and gloves. Especially the hat. She L-O-V-E-S the hat! She told me she loved the hat. More than one time. She wore the hat. All day, indoors and out. She kept admiring how cute it looked on her head in a mirror. She told me again. She loves the hat. And for many reasons, I love her. Not only because she loves the hat. My love is knit into every stitch, and I think she gets that. There are only two problems with the hat and her love for it: One, her sisters and cousins love the hat (I may have to make a few more hats). Two, I guess I really should knit for her again (but seeing as I have to knit for the others-who aren't usually as outwardly appreciative although I know they feel it-how soon do I have to knit for her again?).
Anywho-more about the hat. I didn't have to change a thing. The pattern is clever and easy to knit, the hardest thing was finding beads that I liked to go with the yarn. And the yarn! It is just lovely and so soft. Anytime I mentioned to Gillian that I would knit her a hat, she told me that I probably shouldn't, as everything makes her itchy, especially wool. She just couldn't believe that she could wear the hat for a whole day and never feel the tiniest itch or urge to take it off. Thanks to Grumperina for helping me make my girl a happy hat wearer!