/ by: RoseHoffaQuilts

Knitting Kryptonite

Since the beginning of my knittting career, it seems that hats have always thrown me for a loop.

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This was going to be a hat for a friends mom, but it got sent to the frog pond.  It’s ok though because I found out her favorite colors and now will re-knit on smaller needles in those colors.  I seem to have quite the stash of cotton.

The combination of knitting cotton in the round seriously throws my gauge off.  Obviously it could fit the Jolly Green Giant.  🙂

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  • Oh dear – truly terrible fit!

    I wouldn’t say that hats are always tricky for you. Your meathead hat is so cute!

    Better luck with the next one.

  • LOL… you threw me for a loop there too 🙂 I thought ‘oh Mme Purl’s having a kiddo model a new hat’… and then I went ‘huh, Mme Purl has furbabies… Oh it is Mme Purl herself’ 🙂
    My excuse: it is barely 9 am and when you go to sleep at 4 it makes for a short night 🙂

    Cheers Eva – who always has the opposite problem, ie hats that are too short…

  • Hats are truly the bane of one’s existence – everyone’s head is so different! Frustrating. In the past, when hats have been too big I have “fulled” them by washing them in the gentle cycle and popping them in the dryer for a bit. Then, I pull them out and pop on the intended one’s head. I mold it, stuff it with newspaper and let it dry. But this is cotton….still I wonder if you couldn’t shrink it a bit?

  • COMMENTS (3)

    1. Trish 17 September - 2008

      Hats are truly the bane of one’s existence – everyone’s head is so different! Frustrating. In the past, when hats have been too big I have “fulled” them by washing them in the gentle cycle and popping them in the dryer for a bit. Then, I pull them out and pop on the intended one’s head. I mold it, stuff it with newspaper and let it dry. But this is cotton….still I wonder if you couldn’t shrink it a bit?

    2. Eva 16 September - 2008

      LOL… you threw me for a loop there too 🙂 I thought ‘oh Mme Purl’s having a kiddo model a new hat’… and then I went ‘huh, Mme Purl has furbabies… Oh it is Mme Purl herself’ 🙂
      My excuse: it is barely 9 am and when you go to sleep at 4 it makes for a short night 🙂

      Cheers Eva – who always has the opposite problem, ie hats that are too short…

    3. sara 15 September - 2008

      Oh dear – truly terrible fit!

      I wouldn’t say that hats are always tricky for you. Your meathead hat is so cute!

      Better luck with the next one.