Friday, February 20, 2009

Fourth Knitting Project: This Hat is Too Small!

Remember that Gnomey Hat I made for my midwife's little one? On our trip to the yarn store, Big B picked out a skein of that same self-striping yarn in a cool blue palette. I got to work on a hat for him, following this pattern, shortly after the Gnomey was finished.

The dark side: I realized late last night that something had gone awry. I finished it anyway, and it doesn't even come close to fitting Big B's head. Was it my needles? The yarn? I suppose a good lesson is to measure the circumference of the head upon which you'd like the hat to sit.

The bright side: Without my suggestion, Big B immediately offered the too-small snuggly to his little brother, who was reaching curiously for it. Papa helped little b put it on. It fits, barely and tightly. This knit just might have to find its way on a plane to Sweden...
I still owe Big B a hat. If any knitters reading this have a great relatively easy pattern to share, I'd be very grateful!

3 comments:

Liquid Pen said...

It's sooo cute. Almost worth growing another baby for....Nahhh I'll just enjoy on the heads of my friends babies!

Kerri said...

oh, what a sweet hat!! i love knit baby hats. i purchased a book called "Baby Beanies" by Amanda Keeys and LOVE all the cute baby beanies in there. it just came out in October. I have been planning to learn to knit so i could knit some hats for my little guy but haven't found the time yet!! :(

Rose said...

Did you check your gauge? Use the same needles that the pattern called for? Sometimes if you knit too tightly, you should go up a needle size or two. Let's talk about it at our next stitch and bitch.

The hat IS beautiful, though! I'm sure you'll find SOME use for it...

And I got a kick out of your dental floss and toothpicks comment. Fortunately the sock I'm working on is made of worsted weight. Thought that'd be good for a first try, then I'll move on to the dental floss!