A surgery in pictures.
Clearly, this wasn’t going to work. The hat, as written and knitted, only came to the tops of my ears. Not really the look I was hoping for.
Step 2- Prepare for incision:
I chose a row, and carefully picked up all the stitches onto a cable needle. Make sure that you are picking up the same row throughout the body of the hat.
Here I have chosen the stitch to snip and cut through one leg.
Step 4- Continue to open the incision:
As you work your way around the hat, put the live stitches onto dpns or a cable needle (I had dpns right there, so I grabbed them instead of hunting for another circular needle.)
After I had secured all the live stitches, I rejoined the working yarn to the top of the hat and knit for about two and half inches.