Head Full of Hooters: Finished
Finished up the Head Full of Hooters hat this evening – not really pleased with the outcome so I’ve decided not to bind off – plan on ripping it out and re-knitting several portions of it with a different stitch. There is simply too much going on with this hat between the ribbing, stockinette, owl cabling and the garter stitch decrease at the top. Ugh – the top was probably my least favorite. I’m sure you’ll agree once you see what I’m talking about here:
I am in love with how the cable owls turned out – with the color and feel of the yarn, and even the bind off is not too bad. In fact, I’ve known since yesterday that I wasn’t going to like the finished object, but I wanted to give it a shot and show exactly what aspects of it I’m not appreciating. I think I’ll bring the owls down even closer to the ribbing, and substitute the stockinette stitch for a nice and even purl. I’m really loving how the purl contrasts against the owl cables. Here’s the “finished” product:
See, even with reducing the number of stockinette stitches before starting the owls, they are still sitting way too high up on the head. And the stockinette makes the decreases on the top of the hat pucker and bunch in odd ways.
I dunno – maybe it’s worth binding off and keeping. I’d like to make another one with the modifications I’ve developed from this first/test hat. Kinda liking it – and the owls are so freaking adorable, it’s hard to contemplate ripping them out. What do you think? Scrap or keep?