I survived knitting my first hat! I should also add my sister and my Aunt Linda also survived me knitting my first hat, because they answered LOTS of my questions!!
Looking back, it was a really simple pattern. I did happen to make lots of mistakes though! Turns out, when you knit 2 purl 2, you have to pay attention! Luckily about 1/2 way through I learned to tell a knit stitch from a purl stitch, so I could see what I needed to do if I wasn't paying attention. Unfortunately, I also managed to drop a stitch, which is what caused me to go off pattern in the middle of the hat. It took me a while to figure out what I'd done.
I like it though. I think unless you look at the pattern I used, you probably wouldn't know the pattern wasn't intentional. At least that's what I'm telling myself!
Oh yeah, this hat isn't for me. It's Christmas present for my brother-in-law, Joey. I hope he likes it!
Now I need to knit another before Christmas. I better hurry!!
I almost don't want to show you the pattern I used, because my hat looks nothing like it. But I will. It's the Ribbed Cap pattern from the book One Skein Wonders. I used Paton's Classic Wool yarn, worsted weight. I'm not sure of the color. Some type of manly green. :-)
Hopefully my next hat will resemble the pattern just a bit more.