After I fell foul of the knitting gods over the whole brim thing, I took a few deep breaths, and possibly a sip of gin, I considered my options. I couldn't see a way of fudging or incorporating the extra stitches into a spiffy new design feature. So, that really only left one option - to detach the brim and then reknit using the frogged yarn. If ever there was a lesson in ultimate yarn thrift, this is it!
Here is the finished hat, with a reknitted brim.
As is usual for my scrap hats, there was a knitted lining - seen here - , which I also needed to rework. I frogged and reknitted for two reasons:
1. after making that rookie mistake with stitch numbers, I wasn't going to get caught out again (shakes fist at knitting gods), and
2. because the outside of the hat is mostly wool or wool mix, it has shrunk a bit
I picked up stitches inside the brim and knitted the innards using a 2x2 rib.
Nice huh? Remaking and repairing is just as satisfying as making new things I find. What are you mending today? I'd love to hear...