When will I ever learn that the weight of yarn affects the size of the finished product?
A couple Christmases ago, my mother knit my Sweet Babboo a great sailor-style black hat. I swipe it daily. Figured I ought to just knit myself one to ease my conscience.
So I used the same pattern she’d used, but chose yarn that we already owned. Sort of forgot to check the weight. Halfway through the cuff, I realized it was going to fit a walrus.
But I LIKE cuffs! That’s a good thing, considering my blundering idiocy.
Therefore, I purposely-accidentally changed the pattern and made a slouch hat that is 3/4 cuff and 1/4 body. I’m wearing it right now. Lovin’ it!
Turns out, however, that if you knit a gigantic hat with a large cuff, it will stretch miraculously upon your noggin as you break it in. I’m going to have to find a way to creatively “take it in” in the back. See how it’s rolled up? Needs a little Weight Watchers For Hats.
Is anyone interested in the pattern? I’ll post it if you like, complete with the recommended yarn weight. 🙂