How Tall Should A Hat Be?

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!

Happy Knitting!!

7 thoughts on “How Tall Should A Hat Be?

  1. 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.

  2. Pingback: FO Friday: Kindness Double Brim Hat | My Tangled Yarn Knitting Adventures

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