Several days ago, I finally finished up my stocking cap using my handspun. I wasn't exactly sure how much yardage I was going to end up using, and while looking at the ever shrinking ball of yarn, so I decreased the number of rows between increases until I got my finished hat size.
I ended with a foot of yarn left over, which promptly went to make a tassle for it. The tassle looked very wimpy, so I got some purple commercial yarn, and made another tassle for it.
I still need to write up my notes for this pattern.