My first try, though, was a fail. I should have gone with my gut, along with a few Ravelry projects that said the pattern runs big. I tend to be all, "Oh, I'll knit this up and even though it seems like way too many stitches for a worsted weight hat, it'll be fine!" And then no. Ginormous. It's kind of cute from the back and side, but just silly from the front, not to mention in danger of falling off any second. I know some people wear hats this slouchy and look adorable, but it doesn't work for me.
|Shoddy bathroom selfie|
I dug through my stash and found this Knit Picks Merino Style, which was sold as DK weight, but knits up as more of a light worsted. Then I cast on only 110 stitches and did five repeats of the pattern instead of six. I also skipped to row 36 after I finished knitting row 27. That did the trick.
|Just the right amount of slouch|
Now that I've finished up my selfish knitting, I have some selfish sewing lined up. I've been so inspired by the other SSW projects on the Kollabora page, as well as these participating bloggers:
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