knitting a marsan watchcap for my daughter

My creative space is filled with knitting today. Actually, re-knitting.

You know how everyone always says gauge is so important? Well, getting your daughter’s head measurement right in the first place is even more important.

Yep, that’s her first hat in the background of the picture. I measured a moving target and came up with 19 inches. Never measure a moving head. After we determined that it wouldn’t fit and my gauge was spot on, I measured her head while standing still. 20 inches.

So, I’m re-knitting and since there is snow in the forecast, I’m bumped this project up to the top of my to-do list.

What’s in your creative space today?

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Non-knitters: the simplest definition of gauge is how many stitches you knit per inch. Multiply stitches per inch by number of inches to figure out how many stitches you need for something to fit. I multiplied my gauge by too few inches and wound up with a hat that is too small.

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2 Responses to my creative space

  1. RedorGrayArt says:

    julie …re-doing is part of the process I suppose…the brown is so rich!

    I’ve been known to glue cards upside down…

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