Look! My first knit hat!
I had some left over yarn from one of the first baby blankets I crocheted, I figured why not try to make a matching hat? Once I figured out how to make the tail long enough to cast on, (but not too long!), and once I got it joined properly, (a bit more tricky than it seemed), and once I got past the first two rows (more annoying to not twist and get the stitches to flow than I thought), it worked up quickly.
The hat was done in two nights? Or was it three? Anyway, fast. Maybe just as fast as a crocheted hat, at least this style, anyway. And using the double pointed needles once starting the decreases took a bit to get used to. Maybe I’ll splurge and get another circular needle and do the trick the ladies at the yarn store showed me. I wasn’t ready to start that way, I may need to know how to use the double pointed needles at some point.
And I will admit, I enjoyed knitting around and around and around, only needing to think about moving up the stitch marker as I completed a circle. Depending on the hat, I may like knitting them more than crocheting them.
Once complete, I felt quite accomplished, pleased with myself.
The pompom? Well, it’s my first one as well too! I probably could have made it a bit thicker, but I thought I had enough yarn wrapped around the cardboard. Next time I’ll double it.
I feel like this hat gave me a bit of experience, enough to start the one for Ashlin, or maybe for Teagan for next winter. With non-leftover yarn, as well.
I’ll write up the other projects I’ve been working on soon… and the few remaining from Christmas too!