I don't know why, but I suck at baby hats. Invariably, they either fit me or are so incredibly tiny that they'd cause an orange brain damage via compression.
Just because the gift I've been working on somewhat revolves around a baby hat, I was very confident in achieving my goals.
Oops. Too small. *frog*
Too big. *frog*
This one seems to have the shaping right, but it fits me, and I have no need of it. *frog*
*contemplates, decides to simply knit a beanie, and then add on from there*
Amazingly, the beanie works. It doesn't fit my wee head, but won't turn the recipient into a conehead.
Now, to add the shaping. Short rows sound good...look good for quite a while, until the last few steps, at which point it all looks like hell and I'm frustrated and pissed off again. I have one more idea left in me, and then I'm just going to rip all of the shaping out and simply send a plain beanie and no explanation why it doesn't look right.
Nothing like wasting most of a day working on something (really, I was very single minded in it) and having it Not. Work.
4 days ago