Here is my completed Kittiwake from Alice Starmore's Aran Knitting book. I used 1 skein of Blue Sky's Royal 100% Alpaca yarn and size 3.25 mm Addi Lace needles. I stopped Chart A at row 24 and then worked row 37, making the hat a little shorter and less slouchy. I kept the cable twists in the same direction for Chart B, instead of reversing them as per the pattern, and I worked the purl 2 together decreases of row 24 in row 23. Once I had 24 sts on the needles, I worked 1 more round of purl followed by a round of k2 tog and then I closed the top of the hat with 12 sts. I left the tassel off and later sewed the folded edge down to make it more stable. This alpaca yarn is very nice, but a bit drapey for this project. At any rate, it will be a warm hat for winter.