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NewbieRookie 10-26-2013 10:28 PM

I may be new but still... My took I just finished looks like a fishers hat or a bad Tilly hat... I almost ruined it after finishing it because some how I dropped like 5 stitches... I made it for a 3 yr old and it is to big for EVERYONE's head
I tried to make an inner shell to tighten it and somehow I dropped a stitch that truly would not sit where it was supposed to
I know that with knitting there are going to be problems... But everyone wants to show it off and all I want to do with it is make good fire starter fuel

Jan in CA 10-26-2013 11:09 PM

That is common with newbies, but happens to all of us. What pattern did you use? And what yarn and needles?

GrumpyGramma 10-27-2013 12:46 AM

We've all been there, done that with things not being the size we expected. You might want to check the Free Videos section, the button is at the top of the page. There are lots of useful videos there covering all the basics including gauge.

Ingrid 10-27-2013 09:35 AM

I made a sweater for my mother years ago--before I appreciated gauge--and it ended up being a pillow cover. Just too small for her to wear.

It happens, and it's all a learning experience. :hug:

justplaincharlotte 10-27-2013 12:18 PM

What everyone else said, plus a hug. We've all been there... And a thought, if your took is 100% wool, but not superwash, maybe you can felt it to fit fit your 3 year old?

GrumpyGramma 10-27-2013 12:34 PM

I just have to ask, is a took a beanie? :shrug:

justplaincharlotte 10-27-2013 01:06 PM


Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma (Post 1388707)
I just have to ask, is a took a beanie? :shrug:

When I was growing up, a took was the standard knitted hat with a ribbed border, like the ones worn by dock workers. NR may have a different definition of took. I'll be interested to hear another interpretation...:)

Jan in CA 10-27-2013 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma (Post 1388707)
I just have to ask, is a took a beanie? :shrug:

I'm thinking it's either a typo or another spelling of toque which is a beanie type hat. My friend in Canada calls hats toques.

GrumpyGramma 10-27-2013 02:44 PM

Toque...took...OK I can see that. When I google how to knit a took it popped up video links for beanies. I've seen took used before in context that might mean cap or hat or toque. Thanks!

My friend in Canada promises me I could easily learn to speak fluent Canajian (her word, my spelling). I know she calls a shopping cart a buggy and electric bills are hydro bills.

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