Thursday, January 3, 2008

Stupid hat.

If you don't knit, many of these terms will be unfamiliar to you. I apologize. I promise to return to my normal language in the next post :-)

This was supposed to be a chemo cap for a child: a donation to the Jan./Feb. Caps for a Cure group. It was great, or so I thought. No tinking. No frogging. I cast on 104 stitches, like the pattern said. I did K2P2 rib, like the pattern said. I knit for 3.5 inches to the decrease, like the pattern said. I followed the pattern, to the best of my knowledge, to a T.

And this stupid thing is so small, it won't even fit my three year old. It looks like a stinkin' yamulkah.


I won't even bore you with my complete and total inadequacy in color work. Half of my carried yarn was somehow carried up the outside of the hat. I had to creatively engineer it with a reasonable facsimilie of duplicate stitch to hide it.

Stupid hat.

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him." Romans 8:28

So, maybe this was God's way of having me make a baby hat instead of child-sized? I had the pattern for both :-Z

As you can see, I'm trying to rationalize the value of this darned hat and find the good in all the time it cost me...


  1. The colors of the hat are fantastic! There must be a baby out there some where with a cold head who could use it.

  2. It's still cute. Is it small enough for a preemie or newborn hat? You could donate it to Newborns in Need or to your local maternity hospital.

  3. I think it's lovely. Donate it to a crisis pregnancy center. They'll love it.

  4. That is the beauty of hats. They will most always fit SOMEONE. Donate it anyway. I'm sure they will find a child that it fits.

    If you don't feel comfortable doing that, there is alway Newborns in Need, or something similar.

  5. I love the colors---and like Becky said someone will enjoy it!


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