Thursday, July 30, 2009

Surely You Jest


Earlier this week, my friend, Gina, welcomed her second granddaughter. I made a bunny hat for the new baby, but I wanted to make a hat for her first granddaughter. I decided on a jester hat. I love the fun colors of this yarn and think it goes well with the type of hat. I started knitting it when we were in Houston earlier this month. Not thinking, I finished it off before I measured the length. It was too short. I put it aside and pretended that I didn't mess it up. Once the new baby arrived, I pulled the hat out and began to think about how to fix it. I planned to knit a strip to sew onto the bottom. That looked horrible. I was stumped. Finally, I checked to see if anyone on Ravelry had run into similar problems. Eureka! There are others out there who have not thought a project through and found a link for a blog where suggestions are given on how to fix projects that are too short or too long. I cut out the bottom row and picked up the live stitches and was able to finish it correctly. Why didn't I think of that before?

4 comments:

Nancy said...

It is so cute, I love how that yarn knit up! You know, I do the same thing. If I make a mistake that stumps me, I just set it off to the side until I'm ready to deal with it. I think that's best...then you won't mess it up by reacting emotionally about it. Glad you found a solution on raverly!

Merry said...

I just LOVE Ravelry. Lots of good info there...

Lin said...

Oh, that is very cute! I want a hat like that.

Merry said...

It was sooo easy and I lot of fun to make (except for the binding off to early part).