I learned this the hard way.
Last week, I set on a venture to knit a cute little baby hat.
I surprised myself by being done really quickly! I knew it was too good to be true. Because it ended up looking like this:
Yep, that is what I knit. It looks like a yarmulke. You know, a jewish head covering? Not the little baby hat I was going for.
After cursing the pattern (because it’s obviously not my error, right?!), I went back and found that I overlooked a teeny tiny detail that instructed me to knit up to a certain point, and then make it gradually smaller.
Apparently I just knit the very top of the hat.
But here’s the finished project! Super cute, right?