Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

Once upon a time, I made a cute baby hat, but it was too small, and by too small, I mean it wouldn’t go on a 6 month old baby girl, much less the lady it was intended for (no, I didn’t do a gauge). So, I made a second hat with the hook size recommended for the adult hat….and I could tell it was still too small. I ripped out the single crocheted edging and went up from an H to a K hook and crocheted the edging again. no dice. Ladies and gentlemen, I went up to a size N. That did the trick.
Purple Hat
It fits!
Purple Hat on a Cutie Purple Hat on a Cutie 2

Pattern: Cloche with Small Flower #40464-1C by Lion Brand Yarn
Yarn (hat): something like Vanna’s Choice in purple
(flower): Vanna’s Choice white
Hook: H, N
Regrets: I wish I’d done another row of DC before starting the edging and a few more rows of SC. I’m still pretty happy with it; this little lady makes it look good.
Ps. Iknitarod update: I’ve finished 29 of 42 points on the Hitchhiker shawl and Martin Buser has arrived in Anvik with Mitch Seavey, Jake Berkowitz, and Aliy trying to catch him.
Pps. Check out what others have finished at Tami’s Amis and Wisdom begins in Wonder and Natural Suburbia

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  1. Pumpkin says:

    I totally sympathize with you, every time I’ve made a hat it has come out too small, no matter how good my gauge or if I follow the pattern. I’m glad that your hat found a happy (and adorable) home!
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  2. Karen says:

    The hat is so cute and is just adorable on!
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  3. Michelle says:

    Third time is a charm! Your little model looks incredible in her hat! Great work!
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  4. Christine says:

    Very cute, the flower tops it off nicely. :)

  5. wonderwhygal says:

    ooooh, I love the baby cloche!
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  6. Alicia says:

    Omg, the epic cuteness. Love it!
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  7. Sarah says:

    Fantabulous! Great hat, beautiful model :)

    I love seeing your work in real life. I sure have a talented bestie!!

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