Could you tell this was a gift? It looks a wee bit big, eh?
The thing is, I've made my dad two hats now, and both are ridiculously too small. And he wears them both, because he's awesome, but they look absurd. One sits on the top of his head like a Hawaiian yarmulke, and the other is so tight it just pops off.
So. Here goes Round 3. I made Thorpe, and at first I was all, yes! A quick and easy hat I can finish in less than a day, booyah, knitted gift in the box, baby. But then I saw there was a stranded version. So I had to make that one, even though of course it was going to take twice as long.
It's an addiction, what can I say.
When I finished the body, I decreased back down to the original large size stitch count, and carried on from there, sticking with US 11s.
If this isn't big enough, I think there's something wrong with my dad's head. I'm just saying.