View Full Version : Can anyone suggest a beginner project - something for DS?

11-21-2005, 12:30 AM
I can't figure out what the best project would be for me to do after I'm dong with my Lighthouse dishcloth (I only have about 10 more rows on it!). And, I can't seem to find a good easy toddler hat pattern that is knit flat...

I'd love to make something for my toddler.... but I keep shying away from hats because the thought of using 4 or 3 or however many double pointed needles makes me cringe! I've never knitted in the round before... (when I watched the video it looked hard!).

Any suggestions for my next project? Even if you have a suggestion that's not toddler related, I would love to hear it! :)


11-21-2005, 12:39 AM
what about knitting in the round with circs? i have knit a bunch of toddler hats all in the round on circs. you have to finish on DPNs of course but finishing on DPNs is easy peasey and a lot less intimidating to finish with as a first attempt than starting. and when you get started knitting in the round you find out how fast it goes.....you are done in no time at all!

11-21-2005, 02:22 AM
you might want to try Bev's Country Cottage http://www.bevscountrycottage.com I was just browsing the other day and there were several hat patterns that were knit flat and all kinds of clothing patterns.

Good luck! :)

Jan in CA
11-21-2005, 03:11 AM
Knitting in the round is so easy and it's nice not to have the seam. I just finished my first one, too. Here is the pattern I used if you'd like to see it.

11-21-2005, 08:52 AM
knitting on circs is even easier than knitting flat, imho.

Hats are GREAT second projects....and if you pick a nice simple roll-brim hat, there's only knitting....no purling, no fancy business. GO FOR IT!!

11-21-2005, 02:45 PM
I saw a great pattern for a toddler hat that is basically a rectangle, you fold it in half and seam it and put little tassels on each point.... hmmmm
:figureditout: Here it is (http://larissmix.typepad.com/stitch_marker/2005/05/free_pattern.html).... all you'd have to do is a little light math to figure out how big to make it for your DS...