I'm really enjoying knitting these cute beanie hats. BUT...
I need HELP!
The hat looks cute in the pic up top, right?
Well...now look at this...
Not so cute -- the hat, not the girl. The girl is always cute ;) --
I altered the pattern a little, I used smaller needles and a thinner yarn (sportweight rather than worsted weight that the pattern calls for) and, I measured Taylor's head from crown to brow. The finished hat from crown to brow is eight inches when the pattern is followed as it's written. Taylor's head is 5 inches from crown to brow, so I figured her hat should be 5 inches when finished. It is, indeed 5 inches, but it is clearly too small.
Is there any way I can salvage this without starting all over again?
As I said, I'm really loving knitting the hats and knitting in general, but I like it better when my project turns out the way it's supposed to.
On a good note, she got the sticker on her chest from her teacher because she ate all of her carrots at lunchtime. Way to Go, Baby! We need to celebrate the small victories! :)
So, anyone have any advice on how to fix the hat?