I finally finished the hooded scarf that I began some time ago. I rally am not much of a hat wearer but there are times when it is raining - or snowing - that I wanted something to throw over my head. Preferably something other than a hat! I found this great hooded scarf pattern on D Made's blog. I was glad to be able to do a bit of cable knitting - although I decided that I preferred to not run the cabling all the way round the hood - so I just continued the ridges over that area. Maybe the next one I make will sport the cables all of the way around. I also am not too much on heavy fringes or pompoms. The pattern did not call for anything at the tip of the hood but I thought it needed just a little something and so I added this 3/4" pompom there. I like it! The scarf ends too, I thought, needed just a bit of fringe and so I made it a short 3.5 inches long. The yarn is from KnitPicks - I like it quite a bit, softer than I thought it would be and an exceptional value I think. All in all I am quite happy with this hooded scarf and think that it will seve my purpose very well!