View Full Version : Miss Dashwood hat: Julie?

04-21-2005, 11:28 AM
Julie! I was looking for that Miss Dashwood hat you made & just found it and the pattern. I didn't realize it was for a baby. Did you make it for a baby?

I would kind of like to make this for me, although it might look ridiculous. Without the ear flaps, and like, a summer hat out of cotton. Do you think that would work or would it be too floppy for an ADULT!


04-21-2005, 12:44 PM
Heeeeeee :rofling:

I suppose you could adjust the pattern (or use a heavier yarn) to make it in an adult size, but WOW, you would have my intense admiration because the cast on took for-freaking-ever for the smallest baby size....I cannot even fathom having the patience to cast on 180 stitches or more in that manner!! :shock: But that's just me....

On the floppiness issue....mine is floppier than the pattern calls for because I used a lighter weight yarn. The gauge matched but the pattern says it calls for that yarn so it would be extra dense and warm. So I think if you used maybe a worsted weight or heavy worsted weight yarn it would not be quite as floppy. I've seen a few pictures of this hat knitted in cotton and it looked much stiffer.


04-21-2005, 04:27 PM

thanks julie. hm. well, I just cast on 100 stitches, knit a round, and ripped the *#!!!!(*%**!!! thing OUT!

(I was trying a different hat)

I've been having way too many strike outs and hereby vent here.

:frog: :frog: :frog: :frog: :frog: :frog:

I will not try your hat today...

04-21-2005, 06:26 PM
...and ripped the *#!!!!(*%**!!! thing OUT! ...

/comfort Vic? :heart:

04-21-2005, 06:40 PM
I completely understand your frustration.

By all means don't try *that* hat if you're already frustrated! I swore more while knitting that hat than any time in recent memory. :oops: Until I got past the bobbles, that is....then it was smooooth sailing to the end. But I swore up and down I'd never make it again. But it's kind of like childbirth....they're so cute you almost forget the pain.... ;)

04-21-2005, 08:10 PM
thanks beldy :inlove:

I needed that