Okay so, the other day I finished my first hat. I’ve been so terribly unhappy with it that I kind of set it aside and wished it would just go away. Why? Because the darn thing is too small. Other than that it looks perfect. It’s not just a little too small, it’s like the difference between an adult hat and a hat for a baby. I realized last night why this creation was not the intended size…
The pattern called for chunky yarn and size 7mm needles. It even suggested that if you want a bigger hat to go up a needle size.
I used chunky yarn…and I went up a needle size. So I was really confused and very disappointed.
Well…my eyes saw 7mm needles…my brain translated that into size 7 needles.
Yes folks, I used size 8 US needles, when I should have been using size 11 US. I’m debating making another one with the appropriate needles since I loved the pattern and it does look pretty…just small. Then the baby and I will have matching hats.
Oy, I feel like an idiot now. I blame it on being pregnant.