View Full Version : I finished my very first project!!

11-12-2005, 10:35 PM
I'm working on a small purse that was going to be my first project, but last night I decided to attempt a newborn hat for a girlfriend of mine due in December. I'm still learning the basics and I learned a few lessons while doing this hat.
Lesson #1 ~ Watch for dropped stitches WHILE you're knitting. ;)
Lesson #2 ~ When switching from knit to purl you have to MOVE the yarn. :rollseyes:
Lesson #3 ~ Work on my sewing of seams.
Ahem ~ so minus the mistakes I'm very proud! It turned out looking like a hat, whew, and even my mother was astonished!

11-12-2005, 10:39 PM
Great job!! Congratulations!!! :cheering: :cheering:

11-12-2005, 10:45 PM
Congrats!! :cheering: :cheering: Looks great!

11-12-2005, 10:48 PM
cute cute CUTE CUTE!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE baby stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!

congrats on your first project...it looks WONDERFUL!! Great things to come from now on... :heart: :heart:

11-12-2005, 11:10 PM
:thumbsup: Great job!!

11-13-2005, 12:05 AM
:happydance: :cheering:

Looks great! Just dive right in is the way to learn :)

11-13-2005, 12:51 AM
:cheering: :happydance: :cheering: :happydance: :cheering:

11-13-2005, 01:15 AM

11-13-2005, 06:36 AM
HOW CUTE! What a cute first project!

Let me give you a tip on how not to drop stitches, never set your needles down in the middle of a row. In three years of knitting I have only dropped stitches twice and its only happened on projects Ive had on circular needles.

My kids know to stand patiently and wait till I finish the row, and that I only put my knitting down if someone is unconsious or bleeding profusely. "Until I finish this row." Even my three year old can quote it.

Where did you get the pattern?


Jan in CA
11-13-2005, 11:51 AM
That's a cute hat and I'm sure your friend will be thrilled and impressed! ;)

11-13-2005, 12:23 PM
Yay for you :balloons: I'm impressed, my first hat project didn't look nearly as good as yours!

11-13-2005, 12:27 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

11-13-2005, 12:36 PM
I got the pattern from here ~ http://brookowens.blogspot.com/2005/09/knit-baby-hat.html
It's an adorable hat, but as you can tell, mine looks nothing like hers. :shock:
Not sure what else I did wrong for that to happen! :roflhard:
Thanks ladies so much!

11-13-2005, 02:30 PM
Great job! First projects lead to second and third projects, and it gets more fun each time!

11-13-2005, 03:18 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: WAY TO GO :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

11-13-2005, 03:50 PM
Great job!!!! :cheering: I love baby stuff.

Ellen Edwards
11-13-2005, 05:49 PM
WAY TO GO!! It looks great--I know what you mean about dropping and picking up the stitches--it happens to me so often. Hey--at least you know how to DO it, and many times, I'll not notice it til it's several rows down!!

YOU did it! :happydance: :happydance:

11-13-2005, 10:42 PM
I think it's terrific! :cheering:

11-14-2005, 03:04 AM
cute model ;) Awesome, ambitious first project! Wow! Good for you! I'm :happydance:

11-14-2005, 12:17 PM
How cute!!! I tried a hat for my first project, and it didn't work out, so I'm going to come back to mine. You have inspired me!

It looks great!

Thanks for sharing the pics. :heart:

11-14-2005, 12:21 PM
That hat is Fantastic!!! WTG!!!