Found one small mistake where I had dropped a stitch and in fixing it, I pearled instead of knitting. And a freshly finished tam always looks too pointy — I am trying to decide whether to take it back a few rows from where I actually knotted it off. Maybe washing it will help, or a few wearings?
Addendum: Yup. Re-read the instructions and I finished with 5 stitches left, when I ought to have cast-off with 18 remaining! Back to it tomorrow.