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Bucket Head ~ 2004-09-09
This is ChicKnits Bottoms Up Bucket Hat.
It’s cute. I loved knitting it. Except my hands were not so happy. It was knit with Sugar ‘n Cream in the Creme Du Beurre (Buttercream) colorway. Hard on los manos.
I think it’s time that I come forward with a serious problem I have. I can never achieve gauge with my knits. I’m a beginning knitter, I’m not so good yet. I know how to read directions and I’m pretty good at following the rules. I swatch…I do…I swear.
I figured since I was knitting one of her creations, that I should take Bonne Marie’s advice and try to “Boss My Knitting Around.”
In the end it all comes out larger/smaller than I intended. So far this hasn’t been a huge problem. My knits have either been poncho type garments, sizeless accessories, or for small babies who were meant to “grow into” my project.
This hat was the first time I produced something very cute that may be unwearable for the intended. My best friend Juli has an abnormally small head (albeit a cute one). I intended to make the size small (18″) knowing that it would probably be too big. I swatched. Good to go. Size 7 needles, about 1 1/2 skeins, and two days later what do I have? A 24″ hat.
Like I said, I have a serious problem.