Not so difficult after all, really.

One of the very first things I ever knit was a hat for my husband. I was super impressed with myself for learning to knit in the round and for getting the recommended gauge on the ball band. Thing is, I didn’t quite get the concept of negative ease yet, so the hat just fits his head.

There is no stretching. It just sits there. Every time I see it and see just how BIG it looks I think, “Hide that! No one must ever know you made a forgivable mistake when you were just a beginner!” But Dan still wears it, because he’s a wonderful man who overlooks my shortcomings. Also because it’s been 3.5 years and I haven’t gotten off my ass to knit him a better hat yet.

That situation has now been remedied.


Pattern: Cashmere Ribbed Hat from Fig and Plum
Yarn: Berroco Pure Merino DK, 1.7 skeins
Needles: 4 mm plastic circ & bamboo dpn’s
Started: January 2011
Finished: May 7, 2011
Mods: None. This pattern is perfect. It’s the 2nd time I’ve knit it and the 3rd time I’ve used the crown decreases and it’s worked out beautifully every time.

I can finally feel proud of myself as a wife. (Making your husband go out in the sun to model wool hats in May because you apparently can’t finish anything during the season in which it was meant to be worn is what being a wife is about, right?)

4 thoughts on “Not so difficult after all, really.

    1. I couldn’t even see what I was capturing with the camera – forget about being able to see YOU clearly after emerging from the apartment’s dungeon-worthy light levels into the harsh light of day.

      Anyway, it makes you look rakish.

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