new hat

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I finished up my first hat last night. I found a pattern for an easy hat here and then adjusted it for my yarn. I used Red Heart Soft Yarn from Joanns and cast on 104 stitches on size 6 16" circular needles. From there I followed the pattern until the end. I ran into a few problems at the end when I realized how useful double pointed needles would have been. The ends of my adjustable circular needles just weren't cutting it, but I made it work and was able to finish the hat without

having to purchase a new tool.

I wanted Shinji to model the hat for me, but he was clearly not a fan!

Don't worry...he forgave me two minutes later after I gave him a nice head scratch and belly rub!


  1. Congrats on your first hat! It looks great. Yes, you need to invest in some DPN's to make your life easier. I am making a hat that starts from the top, DPN's first and then Circ's.
    I like that color. What is it called? I have been using the Red Heart Soft for a few small projects and I like how soft it is. I had my eye on a seafoam blue color I saw at Michaels recently. But I didn't want to increase my stash with no project in mind.

  2. it looks great! And the photos of the cat are too funny!


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