I wanted to figure out a way to make it better. I was also hoping to not have to "frog" the whole hat. The first step was taking a long piece of scrap yarn of a completely different color. With my yarn threaded I then worked my way around the hat making sure that I picked up all 48 stitches. I was then able to take the hat and using the loops that were threaded put them back on the loom. It really didn't matter if I picked up the stitches in the same row, I would be able to take care of that later. Once my purple loom had loops on every peg I was able to see if I needed to work backwards and take any yarn off to get the hat to match up. I will not lie. This whole process did take longer than I thought it would. Once the hat was ready I was able to gather the hat again.
I already knew that I wanted to make a pom-pom with the yarn that was originally on the hat. So, with the pink, yellow, and orange yarn I made a large pom-pom using my Clover pom-pom maker. Below is a picture of the finished hat. I am very pleased with the way it looks now. And, even though it took an hour of "frogging" and re-working, I am very happy with it.
|Rainbow Rib-It with Pom-Pom After|