Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Size Matters


And don't ever let anyone tell you any differently.

Last Thursday night, I ran up to the yarn store to pick up the yarn to start the hat (homework) for the class on Saturday. I knit the ear flaps--all the while thinking, my, what big ear flaps these are. Well, no matter, all the better to keep my ears warm this winter. Right?

During class on Saturday, the other women around the table were talking about their total stitch counts of 144. Me? I had 156. No matter...they must be knitting the small size. Right? Wrong. They were all knitting the medium size and I was knitting the Andre the Giant size. Rather than rip it out right then and there, I continued. All the while I knit this hat, I told myself, it'll be OK. You have a big head.

Well I don't have that big of a head, and I don't know anyone who does. Maybe if I knew someone with big hair and a big head, I'd still be OK. Since I continued on in my delusional knitting trance and finished the hat, I have three choices now:
  1. I can rip it all out and start over. (I even wove in all those stupid ends and with Fair Isle, that's a lot of ends).
  2. I can donate it to Project Runway for a Biggest Loser episode. Oh wait...I'm getting my reality shows mixed up.
  3. I can felt it. We all know what happened the last time I attempted felting a hat.
So tell me, what would you do?

21 comments:

willowtree said...

It looks fine.

Kathleen said...

DIBS! Mr. B has a really big head and he wants it! I made him read the post b/c I was laughing out loud and he was trying to sleep.
We will gladly pay.
You are SO hilarious!!!
Hey, stop by -- gave you a little shout-out.

Stephanie V said...

I was going to vote for the felting option but it looks like you have an offer of a home for your BIG hat.

Jadekitty said...

You look adorable! I was going to say "could you felt it only a little?" but I see Kathleen's comment above.

Miss 376 said...

Send it to it's new home where it will be loved and cherised.
Isn't it funny how we will carry on and finish things even though we know it's not quite right

laurie said...

i have a big head and big hair.

you could sell that hat easily.

Cheryl said...

I think it looks great! Melanie has a big head, I'll buy it from you, before you felt it or rip it apart.
I really like it, and it will keep you very warm when the snow comes, that is for sure.

I love your knitting stories, I really do. They make me smile.

Rositta said...

My husband has a big head too and he could sure use a hat since I don't knit him any! I think that's why I buy hats...ciao

Ruth said...

Donate it to a shelter and then knit one for you in the right size. The second hat will go so quickly and you can try different colors and patterns.

Amy said...

I thought it looked pretty cute that way.

NCmountainwoman said...

I would wet it, towel dry and wear it on my head until it dries.

Rose said...

It looks good in the photo; it may feel good when it gets colder plus you'll laugh every time you wear it. Or give/sell and do another in the smaller size. Not much help was I?

CT said...

It looks great! I think you should keep it and call it a slouchy fair isle hat!

sapphireblue said...

Have you seen my hubby's noggin? I'm sure you can find a guy with a big noggin that will love that hat. I bet you could sell it too if you wanted to.

sapphireblue said...

Have you seen my hubby's noggin? I'm sure you can find a guy with a big noggin that will love that hat. I bet you could sell it too if you wanted to.

Betty F said...

Well, My eyes aren't all that good these days but I LOVE the hat on you! My 4 year old grand daughter probably has a head that big :)

Jane said...

I'd donate it. That way you get the pleasure of knowing that your giant hat is warming the head of someone who needs and fits it!

Brenda said...

Haha...funny but I think it looks fine. Not sure what it is suppose to look like though. Great job Rudee!

Renie Burghardt said...

It actually looks cute on you, Rudee! Just think what protection it will be from the cold winds, if you pull it right onto your cheeks. :-)

Quiltluver said...

I think it looks good. But if you don't like it, donate to the cancer center at your hospital (if they have one?) or another hospital. I'm someone there could use a homeade hat made with love. Karen

Queenmothermamaw said...

I swear when I saw that picture I thought it was my daughter. She is 33 and has the same glasses. Well just keep it and wear to go sleigh riding. You are beautiful.
QMM