The cable beanie has triumphed after a minor setback when presented to its new owner. I made the mistake of trying to get away with my usual eco-friendly recycled wrapping technique. I wrapped it in discarded newspaper; the Cambrian News to be precise. Which meant that it was of absolutely no interest to a birthday 3-year old.
Problem solved by a sneaky delve into the already discarded sparkly wrapping from the morning's session, and a hurried re-wrap. When the newspaper was transformed into an inner layer, my gift magically became worthy of attention. And happily was then worn for the afternoon kite-flying at the beach. And it was a perfect fit over pigtails: