Yep, I'm loving the final product. And I even picked up a new skill for this one (yay, process!): cabling without a cable needle. I used Grumperina's handy tutorial, which made it easy (I would recommend you use needles with fairly pointy tips).
This was made both for Malabrigo March (general accessory) and March Herbology homework in the Harry Potter Knitting/Crochet House Cup (the assignment: use Abyssinian Shrivelfig to "shrink" your object).
Pattern: Cabled Baby Hats (non-Ravelers, go here) by Julie Hentz; 10-cable version
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted, in Pollen; less than half a skein
Needles: 4.5mm/US 7 Clover 13 cm/5 in double points
Now I'm back in pre-process mode: I'm trying to find one more project to squeeze in before the Selbu Modern KAL starts...