Over the course of a few train rides to and from work, I was able to cast on, and complete 4 inches of ribbing.
This is perfect for me to be able to actually fold the hat, right?
So, today was a very cold day, and I decided to attempt to finish the hat, so that I can actually have something to wear on my head, and use the remaining yarn to start a matching scarf. The yarn is Miss Babs Yowsa Whatta Skein, and it has excellent yardage, which is a plus.
So, I made a few modifications to the original pattern. I went up a needle size in the ribbing portion, and I planned on working an extra pattern repeat, just to have a longer, slouchier hat. This would theoretically make up for the bigness of my hair.
After I was halfway into the 3rd repeat of the pattern, I decided to try on the hat.
I'm flippin mad. It is still small. Ugh.
I feel like ripping it out and calculating to account for another set of cables. Hopefully I can do that without throwing off the stitch count totally. I'm so annoyed. Can't you see it in my face.