I washed the three 1898 hats to try to soften the acrylic yarn and it worked. Sort of.
They are somewhat softer and are good enough.
The green hat stitches evened out so the mess basically disappeared.
….yarn scale (aka kitchen scale)*.
Now I will be able to weigh my yarn and not play yarn chicken as often!
I finished the third in the series of striped 1898 hats.
This one is two shades of blue: a soft heathered medium blue (Wool-eze) and navy (Red Heart Super Saver). Same stripe sequence as the others though I only played yarn chicken with the first hat.
Oh, and I decided to follow Jude and Salpal’s advice. Leave the green hat as is and not be concerned with the wonky stitches. It IS for a child after all.
…or fuggetaboutit? I do have a tendency to over think things.