Monday, January 23, 2012

FO: An Annoying Hat

You should not take the following as complaint.  The pattern was easy enough (TBL's Lotus Hat: clear instructions, nice charts), I like the color of the yarn, Cascade 220 is nice to knit with.  Should have been a snap.

But no matter how closely I followed the pattern, I kept ending up with the wrong number of stitches.  No matter how many times I counted my stitches, I kept ending up with two or three extra little buggers at the end of every row (not that I let that stop me....I just fudged it and pretended like the pattern covered my laziness).  Not only that, I did an extra repeat of the pattern and it STILL ended up looking like an itty-bitty elf hat.

So instead of trekking to the North Pole to find a potential wearer, I ripped it back and tried again.

A hat.  This is right when I finished, before blocking.

This is after I gave it a bath.  Isn't it cool how different it looks?  How much prettier and well-organized?

Sent it off to its new owner last week.  Hopefully she likes the color blue...


  1. Forgive my narcissism...but is that mine? Is that mine? I haven't received my hat yet...and that one is GORGEOUS. So I really hope it's mine. Ha!

  2. Yuppers. I have no idea how long something takes to get from Atlanta to Canada...but it's been a week already. Hmm....

  3. I got my hat the week before last. I LOVE IT. It's beautiful and not annoying and it makes my head look absolutely fabulous. I've worn it every single day since I got it. Thank you!!!

  4. Glad you go the hat and that it works as a hat should (meaning that it makes your head look fabulous)!