Apparently, although she was very happy with my early attempts, the hat was just a liiiiitle too small and kept popping off her
It took me a while before I asked her about style choices, and she responded that anything was fine as long as it had a pompom.. oh, and could I make a matching scarf? It then took me a while again before I asked her about colour choices. Again she responded by saying that anything was fine, but could I also make matching mittens?
Mittens?! urp... ummm... I've never done mittens... eek, a thumb?!
I figured, however, that it was a good challenge and I owed her at least an attempt and cast on. The mittens turned out to be much easier than I had thought. (perhaps choosing a pattern entitled "easy basic mittens" was a good choice!)
By the time I was done with the whole three-piece set I had managed to use up most of the black yarn I had mistakenly bought for a project that didn't work, and some other random left overs, which really quite pleased me as my stash is threatening to challenge the museum catalogues and other books for supremacy over my storage space.
So here it is, basic black with pompoms!
the mittens (no pompoms here...)
and the recipient!