Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My First Knit Hat!

I've moved another project from my WIP (Work in Progress) basket to my DONE! shelf.  I took up knitting last (?) year and have managed to finish a scarf, started another and then made the big leap to a hat. I love the slouchy hat look, I've made several crochet versions.  I tried this one because it was supposed to be really easy.  And actually, it was. Of course, by now, I have lost the pattern, but if/when I find it again, I will give proper credit to the designer.

 

New knitting skills on this project:
  • Knitting in the round
  • Increasing/decreasing
  • Binding off a circle
For this hat, the stitches decreased at the top of the hat, ending up with a relatively small circle - then how are you supposed to maneuver the needles?  That was a bit of work, but I'm sure I didn't do it right.

I don't think I'm up to a sweater yet, still need to work on getting my stitches smooth. Actually, I should go ahead and make another hat because I'm sure this one is going to get grabbed up by someone in my house who thinks it matches her outfit.

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3 comments:

iknead2knit said...

Yay for new skills and a great hat!

Hanni said...

Congratulations on your first hat! It has turned out lovely.

Mommyx4 said...

thanks! now f it would just get cold :-)