Ok, finally got round to finishing it off (and darning all those loose ends etc!)
Thanks a lot for all your help, and I'm sure you've been waiting with baited breath as to what it looks like.
So, without further ado, here's some pictures of yours truly wearing the hat. (I gotta point out that it's a gift for a lady friend
Thank you for your help and advice! I'm sure I'll be back again when I start making the cowl