"Mine" is off the needles and is sporting a cute beaded tassle. I wore it while watching tv last night. Toasty warm!
I thought the pattern was printed out of order. The designer says to bind off, add the tassle/beads to the top and then there are instructions for an interfacing of an inch. After wearing it an hour or so I think I undertand why the interfacing is needed. I believe it is to keep the first braid from rolling up when you move your head, which it did. I'll pick up and knit the interfacing next and see how it does.
The next one I make...and I'm sure I will...I'll do a provisional cast on vs. picking up the stitches.