bucket o’ disaster

Last night right around bedtime, I got to the point of binding off the brim of the Bucket o’ Chic. I had an ominous feeling already, since the brim was rolling like crazy even before binding off, but I figured I’d go ahead to see how the thing fit.
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That is my crazy look of frustration. Hee hee. I’ve decided to rip out the brim and make the band a bit smaller. I really wanted to have it finished in time for the pink hoodie’s arrival, but I don’t think it’s going to happen, since I don’t feel like working on it tonight. I do totally love the yarn colors, though!
I want to send a big thank you out to Julie, who also found me a pink hoodie! Since Silvia already got me one, Julie decided to keep it! Yay for the pink hoodie, and yay for the generous help of knit bloggers!

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18 Responses to bucket o’ disaster

  1. alison says:

    Ha! Thanks for the hilarious photo! I think your candy bucket will be fabulous, though. Good luck!

  2. Em says:

    Your hat is going to be fantastic, and totally worth the re-brimming. The colors are so cheerful and fun!

  3. Denies says:

    Great colors on your hat.

  4. betsy says:

    Excellent colors! It’s already gorgeous.
    I actually was in a Target last night and saw the hoodie – it’s very cute. I can see why you sent out a plea to the blog universe.

  5. elizabeth says:

    Oooh the hat looks scrumptious! Good enough to eat. Um. yeah it’s lunch time. The hat does look wonderful. I love the combination of yarns, colors, everything about it. You’re making me want to make a hat.

  6. Melissa says:

    You look a little dangerous in that photo! The hat will be great.

  7. MrsHammer says:

    I am making the bucket also in Noro Kureopatra. My brim is rolling up like crazy too. But it is fab and so is yours ! But I am worried ’bout that brim.

  8. Kerstin says:

    Pink hoodies rule! I found one for me and another knit blogger who shall remain anonymous unless she wants to come forward. *teehee* The hat looks fantastic! The brim seems to be causing everyone some problems. Keep at it, you’ll get there.

  9. Sharlyn says:

    My brim rolled like crazy before blocking. I tried using a steamer to block it but I found the best that pressing the brim with a damp cloth works a lot better. I’m not sure if you can do this with the yarn you are using though. All I can tell you is that blocking sure makes a difference with the brim. Maybe you can wet block your hat and place it over a pot or something so that the brim can lay flat.

  10. kerrie says:

    I love the fizziness of your hat, its a gorgeous colour combination.
    Good luck with the rolling brim. I’m sure you’ll win the fight!

  11. Bonne Marie says:

    Hey Mariko! That hat is SUPER! Are you using two strands of worsted with one strand of Fur? I had a problem with limp flabby rolling because I inititally started out with one strand of worsted and one strand of fur.
    Also, try binding off with needles 2 sizes bigger than what you used to knit the hat…
    Let me know how it goes – I will allow no rolling before its time!!!

  12. carolyn says:

    what is that on your head? is that a giant sno-ball that you ate the middle out of and then stuck on like a hat? be careful, someone might try to take a bite of it!

  13. Rose says:

    I love the hat…. I made Diva’s first hat with just worsted and it rolled, and I just finished a red worsted and mohair using one strand of each on the brim (and throughout) and no roll! I did felt it a wee bit as I did it garter stitch and the top looked rather “square”. Now it looks fabulous!

  14. Amy says:

    Love the colors! Good luck with the brim … but it looks terrific “as-is” :-)

  15. Barbara says:

    Love those colors!!!! Mine rolled too, but blocking does help with the brim. I think on my next one, I will actually do the band a little shorter and the brim a little longer. FWIW, I too love orange and pink together. :)

  16. kate says:

    mariko! roll or no roll, that is the cutest version of bonnie marie’s bucket o’chic i’ve seen so far! who is kerstin’s anonymous knit blogger?

  17. kate says:

    oops. all you knit bloggers out there who’ve knit bonnie marie’s bucket o’chic that i’ve gotten a chance to see on your blogs, including the fabulous bonnie marie herself, your versions look great too! forgot to mention that. what a dope.

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