Sunday, June 11, 2006
My first hat
I finished my first knitted baby hat yesterday, thanks in no small part to wonder-knitter Tammie. She held my hand through the whole process, and without her I would have been completely lost after the first 20 rows. I am so happy with how the hat turned out (aside from the fact that it is kind of large) and hope to start #2 without delay. It was my first non-scarf project, as well as my first attempt to follow an actual pattern (Ann Norling #37).
It was an incredibly simple one that even I didn't have trouble keeping up with. The decreasing was even manageable, until I had to start using two sets of circular needles. That's where it got tricky.
I suspect that if I had started and finished that part of the hat in one sitting, I would have gotten the hang of it a little better, but it was done in fits and starts. Hopefully I've retained all of what I was taught, and #2 will require less assistance.