So I finished the body of the colorwork hat yesterday, but it was just too long. Silly long. I’m making a size small – to better fit Gerry’s head, my male head fit model – and when he put it on it almost went to his nose.
I had several options, but I only considered two seriously; rip out the top and make the decreases more severe, or take some length off the bottom and rework the hemmed edge. I opted for the second solution because I was happy with the hat top, and also wasn’t very pleased with the hem (or the bottom rows of colorwork)
Here are some images of how I did it.
2. Then I snipped a stitch in the row below and slowly pulled out that yarn out, bit by bit. Since this is colorwork, it involved snipping two strands of yarn (one red and one white) This part felt frighteningly like an episode of “Danger UXB”
And thus I saved the hat. Now I have to add the ear flaps and make the actual collar from the painting.