I'm rolling right along on the hood scarf for my cousin. So far, so good, although the real test I suppose will be to not get the back of the hat too pointy. As I'm planning to use the "three needle" join to join up the top seam, it could get a bit tricky, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
I've been taking notes as I go along, and will get the pattern on here in good time, assuming everything comes out the way I intend. Meantime, here are some pics of the progress made so far.