Lesson learned: When knitting something such as a hat that you do not measure the recipient for be forewarned. Attempting to fit it over a big head when still on the needles will not always be a good idea.
I pulled the hat off my needles and was about to frog it when I decided to try it on my daughter and then on me. Surprisingly it fit us both...and on her it had ample room. I took it downstairs and slipped it over my husbands large noggin and you knonw what? It fits.
Yes the hat I groaned about fits his head and it fits perfectly! Good thing I didn't frog it. Now I just have to get it back on the needles.
BUT! I'm glad I took it off. I have cast on for my DD's birthday outfit. I am just going to wing it and make a dress as it comes to me. No patterns here! I am trying to decide how to do the top. What I was wanting to do was basically a tube with something up top like ribbing and then the bottom would be plain. The top is a light blue and then the bottom and straps are going to be a light pink. However, I don't want to do the math to figure out any decorative stitching. My basketweave that I considered is in multiples of ten (that's how it's written down). I don't want to figure it out if I cast on something that won't work with that. I don't want to figure out ribbing. Yeah I'm lazzy like that but it's mainly cause I suck at math and DH laughs when I ask something that seems ridiculously hard for me. :)
I have fiddled with this once before but got discouraged pretty quickly. I wonder if I randomly throw in a purl stitch if when the segment is done it looks like polka dots (so to speak). I know when I do a row of purl after and before some rows of knit that it creates a kind of dip within the project. So....I have every reason to believe that by doing a random purl I shall get a random "dip" in my segment. I'm not sure though. I don't want to try it out on this project and then find out it doesn't work. But I also don't want to start a swatch just to test my theory only to find out it may or may not work. I could be using that time doing productive knitting. Anyone know?