they just do and
that can be good.
i had been poking around
at a yarn shop one afternoon.
it was a few years ago.
i no longer even
vaguely remember where i was,
but i bought a couple of skeins
of worsted weight yarn that was calling to me.
i rolled it into balls and started knitting right away.
the name of the pattern i was knitting
is as lost as the name of the shop.
whatever it was, the yarn
didn’t take to it the way i wanted it to, so i ripped it back to roll it up again.
i finished writing ‘the starry‘
as i rediscovered the frogged yarn
and thought, ‘i want one of these hats for myself’.
i wasn’t feeling very adventurous at the time.
here’s what i wondered (and hoped to be true).
if i knit the 3-6m size, only in worsted weight yarn and
on bigger needles (i used 7’s for the ribbing & 8’s for the rest)
women’s sized head?
and it actually did!
my gauge was
16 sts = 4”
in stockinette st
(knit in the round)
on the larger needles.
now you know
that after you knit
a teeny tiny
you might want to whip one up for yourself.
i’m so glad that i did especially with all the chill this winter…
note: my head is 23.5″ around
which is usually a women’s size extra large.
in the pics you see me wearing the ‘3-6m size] and it’s more of women’s medium.
i liked it, but it’s a snugger fit than i wanted.
later i tried again and knit the 6-12m size for me, (in cashmere),
it has exactly the slouch i wanted and is a true women’s l/xl.
photos by wendy randolph taken at in the loop.