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Mar. 5th, 2009

I have been working on crocheting a hat (picture under the cut). I'm pretty good at crocheting. However, although I thought I had the gauge right, the hat is too big, comically so.

I'm debating whether to unravel all of it and try again with a smaller hook, this time making really sure I have the gauge right, or just unravel it partway and try to make it smaller by making fewer rounds than the instructions call for.

The purist in me wants to unravel it all and start again, which I suppose shows a touching faith in the integrity of the instructions. Unraveling partway and using fewer rounds would mean less of my time has been wasted, but also mean I'd have to experiment and approximate and maybe unravel and re-work several times along the way to get the shaping right. For some reason I'm willing to do that with software but much less willing with yarn. (Subroutines don't get dirty from over-handling, for one.)

However, if I do experiment I'll know a lot more about making and shaping hats when I'm done, which would come in handy if I ever decide to make a hat from scratch.


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Mar. 6th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
There is a third option. Find someone with a huge head and give it to them. Then you can start fresh making a new hat. hehe, just a thought that struck me in the middle of the night.
Mar. 7th, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)
Ha, ha! Unfortunately the only person I know with a head bigger than mine is male. He's a dear enough friend that he might wear it just to please me!
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