This is the price of watching a British soap opera (Mistresses), one of those guilty pleasures that has you counting the hours til the end of the day when you can tune in and knit. I know you know what I’m talking about.

There I was, peacefully  following my chart to make this hat for my little nephew Ruben, heaving a sigh of relief as I completed the motif and began the downhill slope decreasing at the top of the hat. As I’d worked this far, I noticed that the hat seemed annoyingly flipped over the needle, something I thought (remember the show is gripping) would “iron itself out” at the end. Hmmm. No. It was a classic twist, more dramatic than any faux pas I’ve made in the past because it involved all that color work.

Here’s my second attempt. Much better.

For the hat pattern I used Karen Canapa’s Earflap Hat 

The motifs I found at Tricksy Knitter

I used Koigu Kerst2400 and 2341

Check for twisting before going too far!

4 Responses to “oooops”

  1. Jeanie Cochrane Says:

    Oh Mel, its just gorgeous :) well worth knitting twice.
    Hope all is well with you.

  2. Kirsten Says:

    Hi – I cannot for the life of me figure out how to send you an email! Thanks for the tutorial on the short row wraps. Didn’t know that was possible! It’s going to revolutionize some of my projects.

    I also liked the stretchy bind-off tutorial and wanted to share with you my stretchy long-tail cast on. It’s super simple. Just keep swapping the tail end and the ball end when you wrap the loop and then knit it off. Loop with the tail and knit from the ball, then loop with the ball and knit with the tail. Most excellent for the top-down socks and for hats, as it’s at least as stretchy as the ribbing is.

    Try it!

  3. Mel Says:

    Hi Kirsten, Thanks for the stretchy cast-on. I’m going to try it!

  4. Marian Cox Says:

    Hello Mel. Lovely to read your blog again. Always a delight. That must have been hard to part with your wonderful stash of yarns. Hope all is well.

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