This is a tale about being careful what you wish for—
I’ve been knitting up a bunch of all-stockinette hats at different gauges, for visual-aid purposes. And when it came to the chunky-weight installment in the series — for which I used some Cascade Lana Grande — I thought I would emulate this simply adorable hat. (Which, unfathomably, is knit flat and seamed. I obviously am not doing that.) I wanted this one for my very own, and thought with the density of it and the lack of ribbing, I could size it so it would simply sit down on my head and not smash my hair. Right? Well, I made it exactly the size I set out to make it, and when you gaze upon it you can only wonder what Hulk-sized human I had in mind.
It may not wreck my hair, but it does wreak havoc on my line of sight.
Time to do a little felting …
(By the way, that’s the denim Wiksten Tank I made during my brief sewing spree a few months ago. It’s my current favorite layering piece.)