Scrapped the original baby gnome hat and started another pattern.
The problem with the original pattern was that you had to knit it flat and then take it off the needles and sew a seam.
I run by the motto of good enough, and one of the rules that I’ve adopted for my life is that if I am going to knit up my own fabric, I’m bloody well not going to sew it together afterwards. Seamless or nothing, baby. Knit that hat in the round. I can barely manage to weave in ends afterward without complaint.
It’s probably a good thing that I live in Texas and don’t need sweaters.
Good enough knitter. Name it. Claim it.