But then I thought I'd try a matching hat. I wanted one with cables and found a pattern that I liked in Melissa Leapman's Cables Untangled. I've tried circular needles and don't really like them, so measured the gauge and with some trepidation knitted away on straight needles. Finished it, ran to the mirror, and . . . sigh. . . this was the result.
Maybe when the instructions said to cable away until it was 8 inches from the beginning, it meant from the beginning of the hat, not the beginning of the cable? At any rate, I appeal to all those experienced knitters out there. Can this hat be saved or do I have to find someone with a very large head? Or (sniff, sniff) unravel it all and start again? Smaller needles perhaps? Help!