Well, I finally settled on a plan for my Kindness Double Brim Hat. I went with coordinating two row stripes to match the Kindness KAL 2019 shawl. I put in six Salty Tales stripes before I decided it looked good enough. I have a tiny ball of yarn left but I think I’ll save that in case I need it to close up the hat.
What I really need to decide is how tall to make the hat! I have a pretty small ball of the Ink (blue) color left. And I am balancing between making a well fitting hat and playing yarn chicken again. I mean I could be bothered to get my scale out and weigh my yarn and track how much yarn each row is consuming. But that seems like a lot of work and I am trying to get this knit done after kiddos bedtimes. My brain is mush at that point!
I think I’ll knit another couple of straight rows and then start decreasing. I can always fudge a few extra decreases here and there if I start running out of yarn right? The husband said I should just quite and make it a messy bun hat. That would be genius but I don’t have enough hair for a messy bun!
Looks to me like you’re pretty close to decrease time for a good beanie!
I love the stripes! I think you are close to finishing it. If it is too small it might fit your kids (if not now, in a few years).
I always think the body of hats is too long, cut the rows down and start on increases and then end up with a hat too small…you’d think I’d learn having done it 4 times now!! One hat I made I had to give a friend for her 2 year old, but that was my first fair isle, so it was also too tight as well as too short so actually it’s 5 hat I’ve done it with!!! Good luck with yours.
Well that was badly worded…just woke up! I meant patterns are too long for body section and it’s decreases I start too early! Doh!
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It’s looking great! It looks like it’s pretty close to where you could decrease – its a good length and covers your ears OK…
as long as my ears are covered, Im good but with the amount of hair I have its a messy bun hat for me.