The fly in the ointment was my sons' enormous heads. I'm not kidding. These kids are small, but their noggins are massive!
The resulting little red hat just wouldn't fit!! I was devastated. It took me quite a while to knit it on two needles and then sew it up afterwards (which is my biggest pet hate). This was before I had learned to knit in the round.
And it's not half bad.
Poor little rejected hat! It now sits forlornly at the bottom of my knitting bag. But with a new baby due in August, who knows! Maybe he won't be cursed with a giant head and he can help this little hat fulfill it's destiny.
So there you go, sometimes despite no dropped stitches, pattern mistakes or loose threads, you can still create a bit of a disaster.
Can you do better? The pattern for this hat is here.
Other cute hats I should've used, but didn't: