Wednesday, November 8, 2023

PITIFUL INDEED

I have made this hat again and again--as in make it, rip it out and make the same one again!  I have  added to the headache  a head cold--which impairs thinking to another whole degree!  
Isn't the construction cool--short rows in crochet is brilliantly used to shape this hat!
The first time I made it and smoothed it out I saw a row like this.  It is supposed to single crochet up and slip stitch down but I didn't remember which was I was going.  I thought to leave it until I turned the hat and there were two more rows that looked like this!!!  Three strikes you're out!  And  so I ripped it back to the halfway mark and made it again only to decide it was WAY TOO BIG!    There is way too much of a variation of yarn even though both skeins were labeled as #4 yarn.  Sigh.
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I persevered and now have no mistakes and it is the right size!  
For your viewing pleasure-a miniature orange Thunbergia!  I haven't even made it outside the last few days but at the time of this photo, there were several more buds on the vines so I will look forward to many more flowers, at least!

5 comments:

  1. I sure am sorry you are still feeling so poorly. I hope that can change pronto!

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  2. Oh my goodness. It doesn't rain, but it pours! I sure hope you start to feeling better very soon. That is a beautifully made hat. Someday I'm going to have time to look up the pattern and try one for myselft. :-)
    Praying for you my dear friend.
    Blessings and love,
    Betsy

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  3. Oh, yikes. What a naughty hat. It may be driving you crazy but it looks great. I love that stitch definition. I hope you are feeling better soon. Colds seem to be going around Daughter's been up with baby Grand who went from a cold to an ear infection over the weekend. His first so it's been an ordeal for them.

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  4. Hope by now you're feeling better, Congrats on getting the hat the way you wanted it. If you had not said it was crocheted, I would have thought it was knitted. It looks like it was knitted. Interesting to sc and slip stitch. Beautiful flower!

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  5. Very interesting hat - but I certainly wouldn't be able to wrap my head around it with a headache AND a head cold!!

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