So just how did a hat become a vest?

With the wrong gauge of course.  Great idea, I’ll knit a hat for my nephew for his birthday.  I decided on Barley by Tin Can Knits as it had just the right amount of interest along with simple enough to bang out in one night.  Finish the ribbing, start the pattern, whoa this looks big… reassured by husband and daughter that it will be fine.  Daughter called mother-in-law and she reassured me that nephew has a big head and it will be fine.


Knit, knit, knit, umm no way will this fit a one year old even if he has a huge head.  I plead with daughter (Miss Sassy-pants) who refuses to put on the hat for over five minutes.  Finally, she relents.  Its pretty loose on her head.  I try it on and it fits well without stretching.  This means it is at least 21 inches, too big for big headed nephew even if his head is big and this is how the vest idea was born. Using Pembroke Vest by Kirsten Kapur to complete the top of instead of the decreases for a hat.  I fear the neck hole may be too small as we said he has a big head but we’ll see tomorrow.  So I went from too big to maybe too small… the woes of a knitter trying to complete birthday knitting in four days.


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