I have knit a bad hat, and I'm feeling appropriately shamed. My first topi hat came out fabulously so I was pretty confident starting the second one. I got it going in the round just fine, the increases were coming along. I moved it onto a circular needle and stopped to count my stitches for good measure and realized I was off one and consequently had misplaced my increase several times. But after sitting in nasty Hobby airport for 5 hours working on it I did not have the heart to rip it and start over. So I rationalized that mistakes are how you know it's handmade and kept going. Now I'm working on the brim and have screwed that up, ripped it out, and screwed it up again. My "errors are quaint" attitude is waning and I really want to be done with the stupid had. I think I'll finish it tonight but I don't know if I have the heart to give it to its intended recipient. He may have to wait for brown hat, take 2.