Accessorizing is key.
Why, Santa Cruz wristers! I finished one and should have enough in the ball for another. Getting a pretty little beanie type hat and two wristers from one ball makes me happier about spending so much on it. Note the goosebumps. The winds of change blow frickin' cold.
I made two small modifications to the original pattern repeat which is too hard to see here, but I plan on making this hat and some matching wristers again in a different yarn to better see the pattern in them.