Let’s start with the WIN, shall we?
I was in Minneapolis when I knit this hat, and Michael’s is a lot closer and easier to get to from my Minneapolis apartment than JoAnn, and they didn’t have Lion Brand Wool Ease. Instead I used their brand, Loops & Threads Impeccable. It had a slightly bigger gauge than the Wool Ease, so I cast on 70 sts instead of 80. It worked out great!
Then there is the Entrelac Beret FAIL.
Just when I think I’m finally getting good at knitting, I stop being able to think and make a gigantic mistake. Like trying to sub in DK weight yarn and NOT CHANGING MY NEEDLE SIZE. This is the hat I was working on a couple weeks ago that looked so awesome.
I subbed in Knit Picks Merino Style, a DK weight yarn, because I had a lot of it and wanted this to be a stash-buster. I should have taken my needle size down to 7, instead of sticking to the size 9s. But I didn’t.
So this beautiful hat is pretty much completely worthless. I’ll pull it out when it stops hurting so bad.
And I feel like there has been a whole lot of MY FACE on the blog lately. I’m going to try to tone that down a little bit. I’m not promising anything, though!
Pattern: Entrelac Beret by ME!
WIN YARN: Loops & Threads Impeccable in Blue and Lion Brand Amazing in Glacier Bay
FAIL YARN: Knit Picks Merino Style in Fedora and Lion Brand Amazing in Glacier Bay
Needles: Size 9 16″ circular and double pointed needles