It seemed to me that the lower edge - the cast on edge - didn't look 'just perfect'. It flared a bit. Of course it would, - I cast on with a larger needle. If I could possibly remember the thinking behind that decision, I am sure you would declare me brilliant. But I can't remember and all that remained of my great idea was a flared edge.
So, I snipped one little stitch and unravelled - slowly, mind you, as Alpaca sticks to itself quite nicely - the first few rows.
Today, I intend to pick up the 150 stitches and knit down. And since I am at it, I have decided to do a turned hem. It will add a little extra warmth around the ears.
All very do-able, really. I mean what knitter hasn't done such a thing to a finished hat? Okay, maybe the numbers aren't all that high. But, it IS do-able. It is just the timing that has me a bit worried. Peter arrives for the weekend in a few hours. The race is on.