i think it's safe to say to i can't knit a decent hat to save my soul. to wit:
me modeling my hat with migraine face:
raveled...or rather unraveled becos i frogged this sucker. knit up on size 6 needles, i cast on 104 stitches, increased to 156. i made the ribbed brim 3 inches instead of 2.5, and knitted the body for 5 instead of 4.5 inches. the numbers were for a adult medium, becos i thought a child/small adult would be too small. apparently i have a child sized head and should really be that size. (and no, i didn't do a gauge swatch, cos i'm lazy like that).
for my next go around, i'm casting on 84 stitches and ribbing on size 4s, then knitting the body on a 6. does that sound like a plan? i want my hat to cover my ears and be a little slouchy but not sloppy.
i ask - how do i knit a hat that fits and looks good? (and yes, i realize i should swatch. that ship sailed.)