I am working on a basic rolled brim hat and I’ve got about 5 inches done (with 8 circ needles using CO 90 and then straight knit stitch each row) when I somehow made a mistake that I don’t know how to fix. The most frustrating part is that I have absolutely no idea how it happened - I mean, I was paying close attention and suddenly things didn’t look right. Here’s what it looks like (forgive the lack of photos - I haven’t figured out how to re-size and upload photos - when I do, this site says the files are invalid - a problem hopefully for another day!):
I have neat rows of st st on each side of the mistake row and the mistake row itself looks like a dropped stitch - it’s got about 12 vertical ‘ladders’ but there is NO dropped stitch at the bottom and when I tried to fix it like a dropped stitch (because I have no idea what else to do), two things happened: first, there was a big hole UNDER where I began picking up the stitch and working vertically up the row and also there is NO row to speak of to work up to - that whole row should be the little horizontal bands that hold st st together but it’s as though they’ve gotten much wider somehow. The widest is at the top (about an inch wide) and the ones below it are successively narrower.
Any ideas on if this is fixable before i have to seriously frog it out?