I made Swell from Knitty.com for Adam. I subbed handspun alpaca for the Cascade wool the pattern calls for. My gauge was a few stitches and a few rows off, but somehow the hat turned out perfect! I didn't add any stitches, but I did add about 8 rows. I probably would have had to have done that anyway because Adam has what is commonly known as a large head. Without further ado, here is my first venture into beautiful alpaca and stranding work.