I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've cut my knitting. Nothing bad happened, the pattern worked. It was great. I might try it again.
I used Cat Bordhi's Warm all Winter (fudged a little bit to suit yarn and head size). It was such a great pattern and I learned two new knitting things, which was fun. The yarn is Manos silk blend that I bought at Daybreak on Papa Westray in the Orkneys.