I knit this baby hat as a gift. Everything was going fine and I'm pretty happy with the hat, except then I had to seam it.
As you can see in the pictures the seaming is terrible and crooked (the ribbing doesn't match up). I really have no idea how to seam. I have watched videos online and looked at all the pictures in my books and I still don't get it. In its current state I don't feel like I can give this hat as a gift anymore. Can I rip out the seam and try again? Can anyone PLEASE give me some pointers and suggestions for finishing? The hat was knit flat, the live stitches were thread with a needle and pulled tight to make the top of the hat. What I need to seam together is the right and left sides of the rectangle.
Update: I ripped out the bad seam in an attempt to start over, but I just am not getting it!
Here is a picture of the left side of the hat. The ribbing ends with purl stitches and it kind of curls over. The second picture is what it looks like when I flatten it. Do I seam the curled part or flatten it out?
This is so frustrating I'm on the brink of tears. It shouldn't be this hard, right?