So I kept looking at the first of the baby hats. Looking at it and thinking it was just a smidge too short. Not a lot…it still looked like a hat. But just enough that it was bugging me. The time honored tradition of sort of tugging on it a bit to encourage it to grow wasn’t working.
So I said a lot of very uncivilized things under my breath about how I am a Fairly Experienced Hat Knitter and how I Should Know Better and how It Would Have Been Faster To Do It Right The First Time. And then I set to work with picking the old stuff out.
It was little enough yarn that I just snipped the used stuff off and chucked it rather than de-kinking it (always always always de-kink used yarn before you knit with it again or else your gauge will be super weird, trust me on this one). And in just a minute here the hat will be the necessary half inch taller and I’ll reblock it and all will be right with the world.