So- this hat. I knit myself a little swatch, and it told me I was knitting about 7 stitches to ever 2 inches. I measured my head which I’m assuming is abotu average, and it was 22 inches around. So, I cast on 76 stitches because I was beginning with a rib and wanted an even number. I am knitting with worsted weight yarn on #11 needles, but STILL- I SWATCHED. Which is something I totally never do for anything that’s not a sweater, but I did because we are in Christmas crunch time and knitting a swatch is better than ripping out a hat, right?
This is the hat so far. (sorry about the blurry picture stop and go traffic does not necessarily mean stop.) Anyway- it’s big and floppy and I would almost say that it’s too loose around the bottom.
SO- I was thinking about putting a ribbon through the stitches just atop the ribbing for a little cinch action. Purple might be nice. OR- I could felt it a litte. It’s not like- SUPER big, though. Hand felting might work, but I’m worried about throwing it in the washing machine.
I’m not supposed to be having Christmas gift drama- that’s why I was knitting a stockinette hat!
In other news- I’m almost done knitting the shawl!!! I have like- half a row and the bind off left. THEN BLOCKING! It’s quite exciting.
14 days, right? I’m gonna make it!!