I posted a couple of weeks ago about a hat I’d knit for my daughter, using Lorna’s Laces Shepard superwash.
The hat was cute, my girl loved it, and it fit nicely when it was done. But, the more she wore it, the more it grew! After about 2 weeks, it was big enough to fit her dad.
So, I’ve ripped it out, and I’m planning to start again this weekend. This was my first experience knitting with superwash, and the first time this ever-expanding hat thing happened to me. Is this common with superwash? Anybody know how I can avoid this next time?
I’ll obviously be knitting at a smaller guage, but I’m sort of baffled at figuring what it should be.
Any advice is appreciated.
Here’s the hat in better times: