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This weekend I found out that the pattern I submitted to Knitty was rejected. I was half tempted to just enjoy my hat and let the pattern rot on my hard drive. No one knew that I had submitted it except for my family, so no one would notice if I never mentioned it ever again. It was a bit tempting, but I like the hat so it seemed silly to do that. I wasn’t horribly surprised that it was rejected. On the submission page Knitty clearly states that they’re mostly looking for garments for the upcoming issue. They only want a few accessories and mine didn’t make the cut. It’s also not as creative and innovative of a pattern as Knitty usually goes for these days. The finished product is really good looking, but the actual pattern is pretty straight forward. It still was really disappointing.

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For a while I waffled about submitting the hat pattern to other publications. I had done a good job keeping it secret and off the internet so I had that option. I finally ended up defiantly adding the hat and pictures to my Ravelry projects so I’d stop being indecisive. I wear the hat all the time and I used to take it off every time someone pulled out a camera because everything seems to end up on Facebook or whatever and that got old.

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The supportive comments and interest I got on Ravelry made me feel a lot better about the whole thing. And then I remembered that I had these pictures with Bean. They just give me the warm fuzzies. I couldn’t do anything with them before because I had to keep pictures of the hat off the internet and they didn’t show off the hat well enough to be in my submission.

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So now that I’m less bothered by the hat, I think I’m going to self publish the pattern. I have to put it together into a PDF, but that should happen sometime this week.

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