Remember a few years back when it seemed that everyone was knitting the Baa-ble Hat? I didn’t jump on the bandwagon then but I thought it was a super cute pattern.
And then last January I was in my local-ish yarn shop and they had kits for this project all made up. The right yarn in the right amounts and colors along with the pattern. I grabbed it and it sat in my craft room for the rest of the winter. BUT I had set myself a deadline for the end of this year as part of Ravelry’s new feature they rolled out last January and it’s been weighing on my mind to get this done.
I knit it up over the Columbus Day weekend back in October. It went fast and, even though it looked awfully big, I persevered.
You know where this is going, right?
Too big. Waaaaaay too big.
Huh. Maybe it will fit Dale?
Annnnnnnd . . . no.
Jo-Ann had the brilliant idea of ripping it back and turning it into a cowl. I tried that and it was soft and cute but ultimately was a disservice to the pattern. As in, it just looked like a blue, green and white striped cowl because you couldn’t tell there were sheep.
I put the thing in time out.
But that Ravelry deadline was bugging me. And really, I wanted the hat to be done so I could wear it.
A week or so ago I ripped it out completely and started over with significantly smaller needles. (Can I just say? I must have read the pattern wrong because the needles I used originally were 2 sizes bigger than recommended. #rookiemistake)
I finished it up and I added a pom pom and done!
Of course the ultimate test is . . . does it fit?
Yep! It fits great and the pom pom is the bomb and the sheep are super cute and I love it!
It took a while to get to the finish line with this one but I sure am glad I stuck to my goal and got it done.