True Confession: The hat did NOT work out. It would have been fabulous if I had a head twice the size of my current head, but I don't. I washed it 3 times in scalding hot, soapy water all to no avail. Oh, it felted alright, but it didn't shrink enough. I'll blame it on the bad pattern and the Harvest Moon Beer.
Not one to throw perfectly good looking knitted items in the trash, I am repurposing my felted item into a bowl. By Friday, it should dry enough to hold the shape I desire. I'm a little disappointed, but not completely. Since the weather has warmed, I don't have a pressing need for a hat--there's time to get it right. I think my mistakes will make a great bowl and a perpetual reminder that numbers and math do matter in knitting.
I'm off to go work a bit more of my way through my to-do list. I've added a couple of items, and today is the day for the pedicure. We had a fitting for my daughter's sweater last night, and today I'll rip back the sleeves and do them over. Again. Remember, numbers and math count!