Sunday, December 20, 2009

My First Hat!

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.

8 comments:

Dad said...

Nice job on the hat Katie! You should make one for yourself with the same colors. It goes good with your hair.

Linda said...

I like it! It has character.

Kelly or Alex said...

I think you did a great job on the hat Katie. You should see the first sweater I knitted. LOL. It looked like Lurch, one arm shorter than the other, uneven in the back, and too small. Hahahahaha. You did great on the hat. I want to knit a hat, and socks. Can you imagine what they will look like? LOL
Merry Christmas,
Kelly

katiegirl said...

Thanks everyone! :-)

Deb said...

That hat really is interesting! I won't criticize though because I can't knit one little bit! You did a far better job than I could hope to do! I love your eyes in that 2nd picture- beautiful eyes my girl. Well, I better get busy and send you the pictures of the new chickie poohs. You can post it here if you want. You are a great teacher and it was such fun! If only I could have a mess of chickens here, I'd do it again. Whenever you need more stock, I'll do the incubating for you. It was tons of fun! Mark, who doesn't like chickens at all, was checking them every few minutes! So cute! I do think it will spook him out to use that bathroom now with the tub full of chickies! But to me, it brings back great memories! he he he Love you, Momma

giddygoat said...

Cute!

Becky said...

I really like it!! I love the color and the mistakes looks like a pattern.... a really cute pattern.
The picture of your eyes freaked Jon out :) I like that picture though. Your eyes are pretty :)

Jennifer said...

I like it... you did a great job for your 1st hat. I crochet, dont know how to knit.

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