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Topic: Birthday Hat-aka 3rd time is NOT the charm  (Read 1119 times)
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« on: November 27, 2014 07:27:16 PM »

My boyfriend's birthday is coming up soon and this goofball doesn't even have a jacket. I wanted to make him something practical that would keep him warm so I thought a hat would fit both requirements. I chose this pattern:
But it just wasn't working. First time I made it (with a gauge just maybe a stitch or two too big) it was HUGE. So I frogged it and started again with a size smaller. My first one with this set I ended up with too many stitches and didn't realise it until I finished the band somehow so I frogged it. My second one was still too big but I finished it anyway because I thought I wasn't going to have time. But as soon as I started making the earflaps I *knew* that that had to be the band of my hat. So I started over AGAIN. 4th time was the charm. The band is a simple knit one, slip one yarn held in front but it is so cushy and warm. The only thing I wish I could have fixed about this one was to make it a little deeper but it is what it is, I am so not making a fifth. Without further adieu, here is a simple hat that I somehow made way too complicated.

And a close up of the band
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2014 10:16:37 PM »

This is so great. I loved he color and the Pom pom. I am a sucker for pom poms.

The hardest part of the hat is definitely the brim. I usually start out a couple of times because I just can't get my cast on right. And I totally am guilty of making many a hat too short. I just get too impatient and think, certainly I don't need to get to ten or eleven inches. Six should be just fine. But it never is. Sigh.

Your hat looks great though. I hope your boyfriend loved it.

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014 08:39:57 AM »

really so cool i like it
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