Over at Jude's blog she's been talking about making a slouchy beret for protecting her 'do. I'd been curious about a slouchy hat for a while, but having cropped hair and a round face, I wasn't too sure how it would look. It just had to look good, feel warm and keep the fudge mostly on the hair and not on the hat.
So I went for this. Plus crochet works up quick. If it went pear-shaped I would find out quickly, right?
Oh, dear readers. I only wish I'd taken a photo when I tried it on. I pushed, and I prodded, and I pulled, but a slouchy hat it would not become. In fact, it looked rather like this:
Which then made me go like this:
Yes, I do have a huge noggin but that shouldn't have mattered. The sizing was right. What a disaster. I think my freshly-cut spiky hair wasn't helping either - it was acting as a prop and stopping it from getting all sloppy and beret-like.
Back to the drawing board.