A little while ago I mentioned falling off the yarn-purchase-diet and I showed you some Colinette that I gained from p/hop.
Well, yesterday I turned that yarn into an oversized Urchin beret. I knitted the large size, because I know that I have a 23″ head. But I failed to swatch — and that was an oversized mistake.
I put the hat on my head last night. As it dropped towards my eyes IÂ reminded myself of Victoria Wood (and her friend, Kimberley, of course.)
Then Mr L tried it on, and wore it in such a manner that I began to sing “Black Pudding Bertha” and if this means nothing whatsoever to you, may I commend this video …
…and suggest that you immediately go and get hold of the entire Goodies back catalogue and improve your comedy education.
The hat is actually very beautiful. It’s just that it is as big as a tea tray.
The options would appear to be:
- Sew in some waistband elastic to the brim
- Felt it a little
- Frog and re-knit in a smaller size
- Turn it into a cushion cover
- Retain it as is, for the comedy effect