I'm quite pleased with the end result. It is more subtle than the original and due to the smoother nature of the Drifters yarn, it has an entirely different look and feel. It was also a 10ply rather than the original 12ply but a slight increase in the number of stitches cast on was all that was really required (98 stitches in all).
The beanie was promptly dispatched to its new owner, my lovely husband's best mate on Sunday and hopefully, it will be much loved.
Also, I promised a shot of the blocked 'Queen of Hearts' Unleaving Scarf which is a little teacher appreciation gift (a rare moment of advance planning!). Doesn't look too bad, does it?