The Hat That Might Fit a Giant

I thought I post something quick about the Hat That Might Fit Andre the Giant. This was my first attempt at a hat, and I had fun making it, but I wasn’t concentrating during the time I really should have been, and the result is… shall we say… interesting. This was supposed to be a basic dome-shaped hat. It starts with an i-cord, then works in the round on dpn until it gets big enough to switch to a flexible cable (I use Denise cables at the moment). Analyzing the work after the fact, I figured out that I’d joined the double-pointed needles backwards, then somehow switched direction a few rows down, then lost track of my increases and made far too many. I was concentrating on the dpn, which is the first time I’d ever used them, and I failed to stop and count my stitches. I ended up with something like 18 stitches too many. Because of the overabundance of increases, the hat ended up with a flat crown. It actually looks kind of fun, but despite doing decreases and switching to much smaller needles down near the brim, the thing is just too big. You can sort of wear it like a tam, but it is a bit lady-like for me. I showed it to the ladies at the Golden Bobbins meeting, and they made nice comments about it, but it won’t be anything but a curiosity. Sumi was sweet enough to ask for the pattern, but since it is basically a collection of random stitches, there isn’t one!

Everyone’s favorite feature was the I-cord thing on top! 🙂

Author: Jorah Lavin

I grew up in New England, moved to the Carolinas in '98 to start working at what was then a large regional bank and is now a really big nationwide bank. I work doing intranet content management and intranet site management. After work, I practice Aikido, knit, ride my motorcycle, read, watch movies & eat. I've been studying Aikido since 2014, and I ride an old Honda Shadow. Someday I want to go skydiving, and I am pretty sure that I want to hike the Appalachian Trail someday.