Do you remember this Molly hat I made for S1 back in Fall 2011?
At the time, I mentioned that it was pretty big. As the years have passed, it’s become obvious that the hat is just TOO big. So when I was scooping up handknits to store until next winter (and thinking about whether they still sparked joy), I paused when I got to this one.
I gave them a bath to “rejuvenate” them, wound them back into balls, and started the hat over. This time, I took my cue from the dimensions of my Sap Leaves hat, which is also made from Brooklyn Tweed’s Shelter. The brim of this hat fit S1 just fine:
So I modified the Molly pattern to be more like it. I cast on 72 stitches on US 5 and worked in 1x1 rib for 12 rounds. Then I switched to US 7 and increased to 108 by working *K1 Kfb* around. Then I started the pattern. I had to fudge a little on the crown decreases but it worked just fine. The resulting hat weighs 58 grams, and I have 17 grams of the re-wound yarn remaining. This means the new hat is 78% as heavy as the old hat. It should stay on her head and be great this winter. She looks like a happy camper.