I mentioned in my last post that I had signed up for the Tour de France KAL again – I am loving watching the race every day – so much controversy this year! Huge crashes, broken collarbones and arms, headbutting, tyre-throwing, bitchslapping (ok, I made that up, but it was close enough!), fabulous scenery and of course absolutely epic bike-riding. They are simply amazing, those competitors.
Me, not so much. I took a detour from my adventures in the World of Cardigan – having finished my journey through East Frontdale, I decided I deserved a little holiday in Hatland. I spent a week in Hatland, a long time I know for a simple stocking stitch hat knit in the round with aran/10ply yarn. I used popular modifications
to the pattern
which are designed to make the brim a bit more flare-y than the original pattern (and whoops, I just realised I didn’t change needles for the brim – I should have used a size larger for the brim – no wonder this turned out to be an EPIC FAIL!)
So yeah, my holiday in Hatland wasn’t so much fun.
The questions, dear reader, are:
1. Should I see if blocking makes a difference?
2. Should I frog back and redo entirely?
3. Should I frog and just make a different pattern already?
4. Should I wear it with the brim turned up at the front (it doesn’t look too bad that way I think)?
Right now, the hat is in the naughty corner and I’m sulking. And I’ve returned to the World of Cardigan and am about a third of the way through West Frontdale. At least that is going well (touch wood…)