Here you see the first go 'round!
My Eyes!! I do have them! Yes I knit it to pattern spec's and I did have that little inkling..um..er..try it on, so I did, thought nah..keep on knitting..well you can see where that got me huh!
So here we go....frogging the Bucket O'Poison. (#3)(more on that below) First knit was to 6.5" from brim. I frogged to about 5" then started the decreases.
Better Bucket Hat (pdf file)
100Purewool Poison Colorway
Started March 13, 2008
Finished July 8, 2008..um..quite a long time for a HAT! (deets below)
US 7 circs (review on them soon!) and dpns
The brim is knit by provisionally casting on X amount of stitches. It does suggest using a spare circular, so way back in March, I did so. Was so proud of myself, all that twisting, turning, and just about going crazy and when I started to knit, it was a PIA! Enter frogging #1.
Then I learn how to PCO using a crochet hook and the waste yarn, etc. So proud of myself...knit 1 row and put it in a bag never to be seen until last week!
Here I am at knitting guild knit nite, and knitting away, chatting, etc. have about 2" in...to my horror...work is twisted! Enter frogging #2! Sit there for 20 mins. trying to figure out crochet cast on....can't remember, i'm at a darned bookstore and can't find info there, but remember my trusty knitters companion was somehow in my bag...so I use the PCO in the book, also described here, using long-tail casting on (my favorite!) However...sure wished I had read, use a slippery waste yarn!! I used a single ply I had in my notions bag..um let me tell you it was absolutely no fun picking up that cast on when the time came to hem it!
Sorry, no pics of the hem, my first ever knitted one, but here you go, only 3 froggings to a completed FO!
I like the button enough, and even have some black leather strip to add, but I just didn't like it. I think I'll look for some black ribbon, maybe!
Oh, did you notice...yes, I got about 6" chopped off! Went back to one color too! (well kinda hard to notice that right now though ;)
Ponders if she can glue her hair back on! No, I don't really want to LOL!
I do love this pattern, and found some mods to make the brim flare (Rav. link) out more. So, I'll go through the stash and find another one as it's basically hat, socks, and other not too needing to be fitting stuff right now!