I'm just hangin' out on the corner, listening to my tunes.
What? YOUR babies don't hang out on graffiti covered street corners?
So, let's talk about the hat. I purchased this pattern pretty much the second I saw it, because the design is awesome. I love the headphone hat concept. I was so excited to get my hands on it.
Unfortunately, this pattern contains many of my "pattern pet peeves". So let's talk about those for a second. First, the pattern does not contain the total number of stitches per round. Fine. I can calculate that myself (although sort of a pain), and lots of patterns leave that particular information out.
The bigger problem for me was that there is no gauge included. The number of stitches in the largest round of the hat is smaller than any other hat I've made, but uses the same hook, so I was a bit confused and frustrated. I emailed the woman who wrote the pattern asking for that information (according to the listing, the pattern comes with "full support"). She promptly replied that she would get right back to me with that information...and never did. So, I'm bummed about that as well. When I followed the pattern as written (without any gauge info) using a LARGER hook than what was called for, the hat was still too small. I had to make 3 to get the right size, and eventually resorted to using the info from another pattern to get the hat sizing correct.
Those things aside, I think the design is still adorable, and the hat (eventually) came out great. I think it is hilariously awesome.
And how fantastic is that graffiti? I found this art in the Short North district of Columbus. Love.
But, most of all, Sawyer rocks the hat. Love that kid!