I'm terrible at math. I'm also very anxious to get going on projects, meaning I never do things like knit swatches. Apparently my anxiousness also applies to pattern-making, and my lack of math skills doesn't help me out.
I saw this awesome wide-brim hat over on BurdaStyle. Difficulty: Novice. That's me! I can do this.
I've cut a pattern for the crown pieces no less than eight times. When I finally thought I had the pattern right, I sewed all the pieces together. Too small! I look like I'm wearing one of those beanies my Cabbage Patch Kid boy came with. Definitely not enough seam allowance left to get the brim on there. Bleh.
Being feisty and all, I won't give up on this. I trudge onward and try again. And again!