Friday, 16 October 2009

Shallow...

I was so excited last night when I finished this little hat. My first hat & cabled to boot! I was looking forward to seeing it on Willow & feeling proud of my knitting achievement.

Hat

Unfortunately after spending far too much time trying to get it to stay on her head I had to admit that the hat just isn't big enough. Is isn't even a matter of stretching it, it basically isn't deep enough & so when I managed to get it onto her head it popped off & flew through the air as soon as I let go of it. Not what I had in mind.

Hat

It's a pity because the wool (that Kate gave me) is beautiful & apart from the size issues, the pattern is great. I think some frogging is in order & a do over with a few alterations.

Hat

10 comments:

Tania said...

Classic. Second knitty pattern in and you're already talking modifications. Oh, and you have now bypassed my level of knitting skill. You are now, therefore, my cheerleader.

Kelly O. said...

oh what a shame

One Flew Over said...

I just love that you consider to frog...at that point, I give up!

Christina Lowry said...

It is so lovely and such a shame it is not the right fit. Not thinking of having any more babies.... ?! :)

Good luck with the modifications, will be looking forward to seeing take two.

Melanie said...

Beautiful little hat. I think you'll have to have a 3rd baby instead - surely that's easier than frogging?! I *love* that yarn - my mum has knitted Niamh a top out of it, and it's so snuggly smooth and cuddleable :)

two little buttons said...

wow. i'm impressed. what a great hat, and so beautifully knitted what a shame it doesnt fit, good luck with the modatification

Karin said...

What a shame. The hat looks so gorgeous and soft and warm. I hope you can make something out of it that works and fits.

sue said...

What a fantastic hat. I think we all have days where our knitting projects dont turned out how we want them too, but we can always rip them back and perfect them to the way we want (most of the time). I am sure she will be able to wear it in no time at all.

Corrie said...

wow you are on a roll! i've still never tackled a cable and you are on fire!

you're putting us experienced knitters to shame!

it is addictive and so portable which I love!
corrie:)

emesereka said...

It looks beautiful on your daughter! Sorry I didn't include a gauge, it would've helped you greatly with the sizing; you used a different yarn, probaly more bulky than I did in the original pattern, that's why it turned out small. In my defense, it was the first pattern I ever wrote down - I still need to go back to it and add a gauge.... thanks for posting the pictures on Ravelry! Emese