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Sara 12-03-2005 10:43 PM

Felted Hat** now with pics!!**
It's a sad sad day...I felted my cloche from Knit One, Felt Too. IT'S TOO SMALL!!!! :crying: I matched the gauge, I stood over the machine, and within six minutes start to finish, the damn thing is toast. DH has been trying to "rescue" it for me, but I don't think it's gonna happen. We spent about ten minutes stretching it between the two of us and he's been watching tv, pulling on it for about half an hour.

Very sad...the only good thing is that my color work turned out well so I have learned a new skill.

vcuchica931 12-03-2005 10:56 PM

awww, Im sorry!!! But at least something good has come out of it!!

Ingrid 12-03-2005 11:03 PM

Is it the right size for a child? Maybe you could give it to one.

Sara 12-03-2005 11:41 PM

It's not really a kid's style. I might know a couple people with preteens who might be interested. One of my instructors isn't quite 5' tall, maybe she could wear it if her head is small, too. It would be more her style.

dustinac 12-04-2005 12:27 PM

aww I'm sorry..

Racerkatie 12-07-2005 09:47 PM

That sucks. Bummer. I'll not complain about the little hat I just did taking three cycles to felt enough. I'm so sorry it shrank too much.

rebecca 12-08-2005 12:04 AM

:( I am so very, very sorry for you! But, since you are so proud of your color work, won't you please show us a photo?! I have faith that you will find just the right recipient ;)

KellyK 12-08-2005 01:03 AM

Can we see a pic of it anyway?? :(

earthchick 12-08-2005 11:32 AM

:( I'm so sorry.

I read a tip on another website about "un"felting something. The person suggested washing it (by hand, I think) in cold water with a little conditioner, and then stretching it some. She said it might stretch by up to about 20%. It's at least worth a try.

Would love to see a pic.

kemp 12-08-2005 12:28 PM

This is a time I wish I had a smaller head :rollseyes: So sorry to hear about the shrinkage. Maybe try the conditioner thing just to see? I'd love to see a pic anyway.

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