Crafty Cathy

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    I can be both crafty and crafty. Here you'll find most of the former and sometimes a little of the latter.

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Transformers Hat Transformed

Posted by 2ton Inspired on December 7, 2007

This week was dedicated to the Transformers hat for my nephew. It was coming along well. I borderline obsessively double checked rows to ensure that I followed the chart correctly. I even created a hemmed rib at the bottom. My double knitting speed was increasing.

When I got to the eyes part I tried it on. It was a bit large for me width wise but I thought it could work since he could grow into it. Then as I continued to knit I started to realize that it was getting pretty long. I put it on the husbands head (which is much larger then mine) and it was too big for him! Big enough to become a mask if I had made eye holes. (see picture!)

The thought crossed my mind to turn it into a backpack (sew up the opening of the hat to make it the bottom and shape the top to be curved) but wasn’t sure if it would get used as much. Plus I still wanted to make a hat and didn’t think there would be enough yarn for both.

So we had a little fun taking pictures of the ginormous hat and then it got frogged. I have to admit I didn’t make a gauge and assumed that the pattern I used for previous hats would work. Now I know my double knitting gauge is much looser then my regular knitting.

Back to the drawing board. I decided to rework the chart to be smaller (about 1/3 smaller) and go down two needle sizes.

The only bummer is that it looked great it was just too big… if only I knew a giant…


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