Goodness gracious, I feel like I’m about to take a walk on the edge. I’ve gotten to this point with my hat! Would have finished it today if I wasn’t going gallivanting with my cousin. 😛

I decided to do some Math this morning since something in the pit of my stomach is saying to me that I don’t have enough. Did the Math this morning and it’s not looking too good. See that ominous 32 grams … lemme tell you what that means!

I started with 50 grams of yarn which equals 123 yds. I’ve used 18 grams which totals 3 inches of knitted work. Stay with me! I see your eyes glazing over already!!!! LOLOL! 😛 Now for the fun part, let’s do the equations:

- 50 grams = 123 yds
- 18 grams = 3 inches of work.

**Burning Question: How many inches of work can I do with what’s left?**

- 123 yds / 50 grams * 18 grams = number of yds already used. Answer: 44.58 yds
- Second burning question: How many instances of 44.58 yds can I get out of 123 yds. 123 yds / 44.58 = 2.759 instances
- Now if every instance is = 3 inches of knitting, how many inches can I knit with this skein — 8.277 aka 3 * 2.759.
- How many more yards would I need to finish this? 9 / 8.277 * 123 = 133.74 yds
- I would need a grand total of 133.74 -123 = 10.744 yds to finish this hat (give or take 1 – 2 yds when I get to the crown decreases). But for Math sake … let’s just go with 10.744.

**Ultimate burning question: should I skip a repeat then pray to the knitting gods that I’ll finish?**

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what I call living on the edge! LOLOL! 😛

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RochefabriqueAugust 27, 2013 / 11:33 pmI’m impressed, I really hate knitting math, which makes no sense as ordinary (basic) math is appealing to me…But in any case, I’ve been there… 🙂

NickyAugust 29, 2013 / 8:34 pmI used to hate math but it seems like the older I get the easier the concepts get! Go figure!!! 😀

PreetiAugust 6, 2013 / 10:12 pmIt’s going to be close! Less slouchy more beanie maybe the way to go. Fingers crossed!!

NickyAugust 7, 2013 / 8:59 amI’m going to keep going. At last measurement I was at 4.5 inches with 27.5 grams to go. 😀 Obviously, I like living dangerously! LOLOL!

I really like the pattern so I’m already ear-marking another DK skein to really get a slouchy hat!

JodyAugust 4, 2013 / 10:45 amIs it 9 inches *including* crown decreases? If so you’ll be very close!

NickyAugust 4, 2013 / 5:09 pmYes, it’s about 9 inches including the crown decreases. The pattern says to knit for 7 inches then decrease. I added another inch or so waiting for my cousin today; going to measure how much I have now. Eeeek!

creative urbanistaAugust 4, 2013 / 10:38 amSee, I’d have been like just buy another ball & forget it, LOL! I don’t have that much patience to be doing all that calculating so I solve it by buying extra yarn. You can always use the excess for trim or embellishments.

NickyAugust 4, 2013 / 5:10 pmI would normally but this is a skein of KP Merino Style DK that I hand-dyed. I can’t find the Kool-aid colour anywhere and the yarn line has been discontinued. Perfect storm! LOLOL!

LaurenAugust 4, 2013 / 10:36 amI love math! But, won’t there be a lot of decreasing around the top? That’s less yarn! You might make it.

NickyAugust 4, 2013 / 5:11 pmI’m going to measure how much I have now that I’ve done close to four inches, that should let me know for sure how many inches of the pattern rounds I should eliminate.

samAugust 4, 2013 / 10:36 amThat’s a tough one. Would the hat still fit you if you missed a repeat?

NickyAugust 4, 2013 / 5:14 pmI’m not sure if the hat would fit. I was counting on the slouchiness to accommodate my big ole fro. Maybe it would fit like a beanie if have to eliminate some of the repeats. Nail biting stuff! LOLOL! 😀