The pattern is written to be made flat, but I prefer to knit in the round. So it's probably best to say this hat was inspired by that pattern, because honestly I didn't really follow the pattern all that well.
Hmmm.... are we uncovering something here? Oh, no. We already knew that engineers don't follow directions very well. Even if I'm not practicing, I am still recovering. ;-)
Anyway, the detail isn't exactly as designed and the hat looked more like a bucket than it's supposed to, but I thought it was still pretty cute.
Then I blocked it.
Gently, mind you. No pins. No stretching. I just soaked it, layed it out flat and turned the edges down. I thought it would help even-out the stitches a little. Which it did, but geez... big hat, Big Hat, BIG HAT!
|It's really hard to take a picture of yourself in the mirror|
when you can't see because your hat is too big.
Seriously, what is up with me making big stuff lately? Remember this gem?? Ugh
I'm afraid this one may be frogged too.
Maybe it's the yarn?
It's nearly 4 skeins (including what's in the hat and used to be in the cowl) that is left over from the Plumber Sweater I made a while back. It's a soft, commercial, alpaca yarn. I really like working with it. But I think no matter how much I want to finish it off, it wants to stay in my stash.
Although, I am sorta thinking that a turn in a hot soapy bucket of water with a plunger might serve as a warning to the 2 1/2 skeins waiting to torment me. ;-)
Happy Fiber Arts Friday! :-D