lol Hi! I’m posting about my Fair Isle again. I’m trying to make this hat: http://www.johnnysstew.com/pattern/fihat.html and it’s my first time every trying to make a garmet that fits. Well, it doesn’t. I’ve only made the brim and just a little bit of the main part of the hat (picture is http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/RedheadRachel/?action=view¤t=Knitting006.jpg) and it too large. It slides way too far down on my head, and it’s a snug brim of a hat at all.
However, I don’t really know if the problem is my gauge. See, when I normally do k2p2 ribbing, the purl part goes way back and the knit part comes way forward, so it’s extremely stretchy and everything. However, because I have all the strands in the back of this, it’s like the strands are preventing the ribbing from being how it normally is. It’s kind of just flat across, and that seems to make it larger than it normally would be. I think you can see it from the picture. So what did I do wrong? What should I do differently? I think I’m just going to rip it out, but I’m sad because I’m actually rather impressed with my Fair Isle. It’s like a new toy!
So any advice would be appreciated. Thanks everyone!