I should have taken a new picture of the old minion hat for comparison… it’s much more faded and worn now. And it doesn’t cover as much of his head, either – he must be growing.
Anyway, I said I’d make him another beanie-style hat so it wouldn’t come down over his eyes. We sat down in front of Ravelry. I alllmmmmoooooossstttt had him sold on Windschief, but then he saw the Tardis Hat. I told him that if I had yarn in stash, I would make it. We managed to find some Wool of the Andes Worsted in a light gray and a royal blue, and I cast on.
I’m not much for colorwork, and this hat has some LONG floats – as long as 11 stitches. But I did my best and got a hat. I wasn’t sure it would be big enough. The circumference is only 91 stitches, and the pattern comes in multiples of 13. 104 stitches would be too big, but 91? I thought I’d try it.
Now I need to make another hat. Boy 1’s head is 1.5” bigger in circumference than Boy 2’s. I really only need about 7 more stitches. I might do 13 anyway… still not sure.
Also, I might not have enough gray yarn for a second, larger hat. I’m thinking of adding a blue stripe under and above the tardis motif to help stretch the gray… what do you think? I also have white yarn that could be used in a similar fashion. I’m not keen on the idea of finishing the crown in blue if I run out of gray. I did that once years ago and the polka-dot-on-top look is just kind of odd; don’t you agree?
Maybe I’ll start that this weekend. I have a few too many projects going on at the moment. But NOW is the time he needs the hat!