Knitting is different from needlework in a lot of respects, gauge being probably the most important . You can do your needlework on a piece of fabric that has more threads per inch than the chart calls for and you will still get a lovely finished project. But if you don’t make gauge when knitting, you usually end up with something that doesn’t fit. What’s even more annoying is when you do make gauge and still end up with something too small.
This is the Creepers All Around hat that I knit for the little man this past weekend. I got gauge and knit the children’s size. It is too small. Now, the little man has a bean that is a bit big for his age, but this hat is way too small. It is toddler-sized or maybe even infant-sized.
So, I knit it again.
This time I did the adult size, but adjusted the height of the hat to be more inline with the children’s instructions. The yarn is Paton’s Canadiana Solids in colour Cedar and Bernat Satin in colour Ebony. The pattern is available for free on Ravelry.