Apparently the goddess of knitting thought I needed to be taken down a peg or two. My first two hat projects turned out soooo well. The sideways-knit Arbacia Hat is a delight – fits perfectly and I wear it often. The top-down Little Red Beret is also a great fit and ideal for blustery days.
And then there is my recently completed Snowflake Tam, knit from the bottom up. What a disaster! Looks great draped on its blocking plate, doesn't it? Nifty colors, elaborate stranded work, all that stuff. But y'know it isn't intended to be a plate cover. It's supposed to look good on my head. And therein lies the problem.
I guess the pattern is just too detailed and busy. Even from the back it's not impressive. Oh, and the ribbing is waaaay too loose. So disappointing – five pairs of socks sacrificed their leftover yarn for this hat –
Unable to believe that this project was such an utter failure, I kept trying different positions and taking more pictures. Now this one I like. Could be a bit tricky from a vision point of view, but the hat looks good. Maybe I could snip teensy little eye holes.
Seriously – what should I do with this thing? I will never wear it. As fiber art, it's pretty, but as apparel – no way. Do I donate it somewhere? Frame it and hang it on the wall? Would anyone like to give it a try? I'd be happy to pop it into an envelope and send it your way. Really. No trouble at all.