So I want a nice deep folded brim on this hat (skinny ones make me look like a fire hydrant, if I’m going to fold a brim, it’s going to be deep).  Alas, that means I have to knit about fourteen miles of ribbing.

DSC_2034Actually, it’s something closer to five inches, but it might as well be fourteen miles.  I want the brim to be about two inches deep when it’s on my giant melon head, which means it needs to be about five inches high on the needles (2 inches folded up, the 2 inches that covers up, plus an inch to account for the length you lose when you stretch it out in blocking).

DSC_2038This, in turn, means I have lost all will to live and will be knitting forever.  Send tea.