I think I had a very successful knitting year. I knit a few bigger projects (my poncho and a baby blanket) and tried out some new things that I’d never done before (a stuffed animal and dog sweater). I made a couple things to donate for charity and others to give to some good friends.
Here is my disaster. It was supposed to be for a silent auction to raise money for scholarships for Penn State students but I can’t really expect that anyone would pay money for this hat.
I was so pleased with how it looked until I finished and both Mike and I tried it on. It did something like this on both of our heads.
So I gave it a nice cold soak and tried to stretch it. Which sort of worked on some of it but it’s still much too tight at the very top.
The wraps look nice inside. It’s a shame they are too tight.
But I know it will fit a small kid head so it will get some use.
That’s okay but this is a learning experience. I just think to raise money for scholarships, this would be a nice way for me to contribute, so I’ll try again for the future. Things I’ll do differently would include making the hat top so the decreases aren’t in the middle of the logo. I might also try knitting it flat.