Big Headed Egotist bites it at the hands of the Knitting Dieties

From AKQGuy
From AKQGuy

So the last two nights I have been working on this. I thought I had it all completed last night, bound off, wove in my ends and went to the bathroom to check out my handiwork. Then I had that moment. You fellow knitters know the moment. That heart sickening moment that you know you screwed up. I had thought as the hat grew that it was getting too long. I had exceeded 6 inches of hat body and decided to stop at four repeats of the pattern. Me, a big head?!? Well, it would appear so. My ego is bruised deeply. Okay, well perhaps not.

This morning I got up, started the lasagne sauce for tonight's feast and sat to rip out the crown of the hat and re-knit the extra repeat. I'm just thankful hat was all the was required. Now, taking pictures of the back of my own head? That was a bit more challenging. God Bless Duct Tape. I no longer have a functional tripod, so no helpful suggestions guys.

I decided after I was working on a pair of the Dreaded Christmas Socks and someone mentioned that the yarn matched my eyes that if I had enough remaining for a hat I was going to make myself a hat from it. And I did! I'm happy with the end result. I now have a replacement hat for the other "post-class hat".

Have a great day guys,


CLABBERS's picture

Stunning hat! Where did you find the pattern? I'd love to get a copy of it. As for the duct tape....brilliant! Duct tape and aspirin...the two greatest inventions since the wheel......oh, okay...knitting needles and yarn too. ;)


AKQGuy's picture

Don't forget blue tarps on that list. As for the pattern you can find it at It's called Koolhaas.

Better yet, you can copy and paste this

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That did turn into a great looking hat, Q. Looks very nice on you. Have to admit, I never paid much attention to the color of your eyes - just noticed that green is a good color for you. Big Head? Naaawww. Wouldn't ever think that.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

piplette's picture

Hi Q.,
Very very beautiful hat... and thanks for the link to "brooklyntweed"...

AKQGuy's picture

More than happy to share.

purlyman's picture

Beautiful job! This is such a beautiful hat and beautiful pattern. It looks so complicated but it's actually beautifully designed and it just works. Quint - I think I had the same question about whether the total number of repeats was really necessary - and it was. The colors are great too. Congrats!


AKQGuy's picture

I really want to know how many tries it took to get the decreases just right. Probably one, the talented ba- genius.

TheKnittingMill's picture

The hat looks Fantastic Q!!! I love that pattern. I have it, but have yet to actually knit it. I'm glad to have knowledge of your little road bump as I would have very likely made the same error. I just knitted a friend Jared's "Turn a Square" hat and made a similar mistake in sizing. Hat and sock lengths always seem deceptive to me. Oh, and for the record--the hat compliments your eyes VERY well!

IamKnitGuy's picture

Hat looks great! I really like the second color for the brim. It's a nice touch and like the others have said, those colors really works well on you! It's funny, I just saw a KAL for it on Ravelry and thought, wow, I've had that pattern for a long time! After seeing yours, I think I'll join!

And guys if you happen to have an old copy of Interweave's Holiday Knits 2007, the pattern originally appeared there!

michaelpthompson's picture

You certainly compensated well. Nice job.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."