It really is no use

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Sometimes it happens. A failed project. If, for example, you’re really excited about your vintage yarn stash and you spontaneously decide to combine a beautiful wool/linen/silk blend with a hat pattern you’ve wanted to knit for a few years now, and then you realize that the pattern doesn’t work with the yarn and vice versa. I can imagine this yarn looking gorgeous with a stockinette pattern, and the pattern looking amazing with merino yarn or even yarn with a slight halo. They do not look good together, though.

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It didn’t help that the hat, knitted straight from the instructions, ends up being extremely loose. It just kinda sits on my hair. I suppose it’s find if you wanted your hat to be purely decorational, but for me it isn’t functional enough. I tried wearing it a couple of times, but my opinion didn’t change: I need warmth and I want warmth in a hat, and this one doesn’t fulfill this simple requirement. I might end up frogging this hat. I still had about a skein left after knitting this pattern, so I shouldn’t have much difficulty finding a suitable pattern in my Ravelry queue. I hope so at least.

Oh well. It happens sometimes, no use crying over spilt milk.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Pattern: Columbia Beret by Sarah Pope

Yarn: Aarlan Capri (Worsted, 60% Wool/20% Linen/20% Silk)

Photography: Dad

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