Ok, so on the surface, this hat looks like it should be pretty dang cute. Here’s the thing. I was impatient. It is too small! At least that’s how I’m interpreting the shaping as it sits on my actual head. I should have made the top circle larger than my actual head size so that when I put the hat on it would be more likely to keep its shape. Also if I had made the hat body longer, the top would not have had to come down over my head so much as I wear it. Lastly, I would make the brim lots larger.
Moral of the story? The hat I’m dreaming of making for myself cannot be done with just a single skein of Noro Kureyon. It was silly of me to even try, as I have two skeins of every color that I bought. Doh.
So, on to round two. I’ve started again, this time with smaller needles for a firmer fabric, and I’m not going to be in such a hurry to get done or to try to force it all out of one skein. Since this one took a bit less than a week I’m not too worried about the second one. I’ll let you know what happens, good or bad.