Much like the universe, Gretel is ever-expanding. When I finished knitting the hat, I thought it was a little on the large size, but I decided "enh? It's supposed to be slouchy, right?". Either the hat is growing, or my perceived size of it has. Either way, I feel as though I've been wearing a rasta hat, and something had to be done.
With no time to re-knit the thing (the Christmas knitting! The Christmas knitting!), I opted for plan "B": knit a replacement at the speed of light.
Pattern: Aspen Hat from Twinkle's Big City Knits
Yarn: Twinkle Soft Chunky
Needles: 15mm addi turbos
Mods/Notes: Magic Loop-ed her
I am not a fast knitter. On top of that, unwieldy 15mm monster needles hamper my knitting style, making the process even slower. Despite all that, I don't think this hat took much more than an hour to finish. Whee!
***HOLIDAY KNITTING UPDATE***
- Bender has two arms to go with his legs
- The swallowtail has been knit, mangled, ripped back and re-knit (essentially rendering the time I last spent with it useless outside of "learning")
- I cast on some socks for my Dad and knit the toe
Unless Christmas gets postponed this year I'm totally editing my gift list!