Saturday, December 17, 2016
The Finished Hat
Finished in plenty of time. The Yarn Chase Hat. Tah Dah.
This pattern requires lots of what I define as "fiddly bits," (def: stuff I don't like to do) and I won't make another....probably.
BUT, it is not going to fit any of my grandchildren. I'm pretty sure it's way too big.
Did I make a gauge swatch? Well of course not. Stop asking! I once made gauge swatches for a sweater, and the swatches LIED and I had to frog the sweater. I have not bothered with gauge swatches since then.
But actually, I don't think the problem is with the gauge; I think it's with the size I chose to make. This was my second attempt at making the hat because the first one was HUGE, and so I consulted head circumference charts on the internet and then chose the size based on the typical head size of a 14-year old. I think the charts were wrong.
I'll find out on Christmas morning. Just the thing: give a child a gift she can't use.