The hats and scarves are done, despite nearly running out of time and a total lack of comprehension of the directions for the hat decreases (brioche strikes again). Since that portion of the book had the following helpful quote right there on the page,
I decided to do my best intuitively and ended up getting it done in a more or less acceptable manner.
One set for Purdue:
One set for the Air Force:
One set of handsome graduates:
Now it’s a mad dash to complete my to-do list before I leave town early Thursday morning . . .