The underside of the hat bulks up and the end of it pokes out even further than my bun.
I really thought that these beanies would fit me and I would like them.
I guess what I’m really looking for is to hide the “camel hump” of my bun and disguise the massive bulk of it to create the illusion that I’m just wearing a large, slouchy beanie.
Even though I love my hair, some times I really want to conceal it. And when wearing a hat, I want to avoid the look of having a giant tumour growing in the back of my head.
So, how can I avoid that look?
- I think lifting the bun slightly higher than I normally wear them will allow the beanie to fall in a more “normal” way.
- I also came up with the idea of wearing a larger version of the “donut” socks used in sock buns. One so large I can wear it over the bun to conceal the difference between my head and the bun. Although this might make my head look abnormally long. And it would probably work better if it was thicker on the “up” side and thinner underneath the bun. (Question: What are those things called? I saw them sold in a horse-sport equipment store once sold as a “valk”. Is that the accepted and recognised term?)
- The last option is that I should learn to knit. That way I can experiment with the pattern, yarn thickness and fit myself and find something that makes me pleased. I have an idea that a more “seashell” kind of shape would fit over a bun and my head better than the U shape that this beanie has.
Of course I have absolutely no experience with that kind of handiwork myself, ever. Hm?
How hard would it be to learn to knit? Are there instructions for this type of shape out there?