It's just a little too tall. The ribbing goes in around the top of his head and then poofs out into a ball shape. The resulting effect looks like the first two snowballs of a snowman.
This is the second time I've knit this hat. The first time it was too small around and I frogged and cast on with twelve extra stitches. Now there will be more frogging as soon as I figure out what I need to do to make it right.
Use stockinette at the top instead of ribbing? Or will just making it shorter work?
Somewhere I missed the Hat 101 class.
Pattern: Frode (with modifications) by Elsebeth Lavold in Viking Patterns for Knitting
Yarn: Knitpicks Shamrock, 100% Peruvian wool, heavy worsted weight
Needles: Addi Turbo #6
Gauge: 20 stitches/4 inches 28 rows/4 inches
Note: Size XS, 37.75 inches. Knitting for CIC_Knit List big kids sweater challenge
This does not fit well into my December knitting plan, but it had to happen. I was burning out with knitting boredom and needed something a bit more challenging than a simple ribbed hat that refuses to fit Bob's head.
After the hat, I have three more . . . what shall I call them? I don't want to call them boring, because they're going to be knit with love. Maybe call them basic, love projects.
- Anne's birthday socks
- A 32 inch Cozy in Cables Sweater pattern
- A 40 inch Cozy in Cables Sweater pattern
Ideally, they all need to be done by January 1, the start of the CIC_Knit List big kids sweater challenge. That's way too much knitting for eighteen days. Time for a reality check.
This is Frode as pictured in Elsebeth Lavold's Viking Patterns for Knitting.
My Frode with modifications is going to look very similar from the front. I'll write more about the modifications in a future post.