You know that feeling when you finish a pattern and the garment just doesn’t fit? I do. I’ve had it happen a number of times. This hat has been on my to-re-do pile for a while. It is just too small.
Thankfully, I have some of this same yarn and colorway that was returned from a sample knitter. So I decided to pick up the edge and just knit a ribbing on the hat. For some reason, this pattern doesn’t have a ribbing on it so it made sense for me to add one to make this a better size for me.
I made sure that as I picked up the stitches the “seam” that happens went to the inside of the hat. There will still be a slightly visible line, but I’m OK with that.
I’m thinking that I may make a doubled rib edge on this. That is when you make the ribbing twice as wide as you want. Then you fold it and do a 3 needle bind off to “sew” the end of the ribbing onto the inside of the hat.
Would you ever try this? Have you ever done something similar? Or do you rip it all out and start all over again?
2 thoughts on “WIP: Fixing a Garment”
I love your fix to this problem!
I have done similar fixes, however, I usually do a row of purls so it looks like I “meant” to add the ribbing….
) I actually had a beautiful store bought cotton sweater on which the turtleneck was much too tight. I unravelled it and reknit to a simple crewneck. Much better. II have also learned how to shorten to a mockneck the too tight collars of turtlenecks.