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pianoducky
01-08-2008, 07:03 PM
This hat was probably beyond what I should have been doing as a beginner knitter, but I saw it and WANTED it! So, this is my first official knitted FO. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

It's the Kittyville Hat from SnB. I used Rowan Cashsoft DK (a cashmere/merino/microfiber blend) in a dark red, and left off the ears and pom-poms.

This was my first time:
Using DPNs
Making an I-cord
Picking up Stitches
Making the Seed Stitch
Decreasing
Adjusting a knitting pattern (I have a very small head!)

AND....

Finishing a Knitted Project!

Here are a couple of photos:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/shoffee/100_0575.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/shoffee/100_0573.jpg

Robinknits
01-08-2008, 07:09 PM
Wow! All that for your first project! I'm impressed! And the hat looks great! Never be afraid to try something new!

MerigoldinWA
01-08-2008, 07:09 PM
Very nice!! You really learned a lot on that project. What fun. Your hat turned out very nicely. Keep up the good work.

Jan in CA
01-08-2008, 08:35 PM
That's your first project??! Wow, I can't wait to see what you're knitting a year from now! It looks fabulous! :yay:

pianoducky
01-08-2008, 10:10 PM
Thanks everyone! I actually started the ribbed scarf, but got REALLY bored and didn't finish. Or even come near finishing LOL. So I figured, I've mastered knit and purl, why not just try the hat? I've crocheted most of my life, and I know that if I don't really want to work on the project I'll never finish it.

I just cast on for a sweater a couple of days ago. Hopefully I'll have a second FO to show you all in the near future!

Gspice
01-09-2008, 02:06 AM
WOW you did a great job especially it being your first project. I so wanna make a hat like that.

mdog182
01-09-2008, 02:37 AM
wow, how courageous of you....you did a really nice job!

Debkcs
01-09-2008, 05:47 AM
The hat's great, but I love your pose while taking the picture. Very good!

willowangel
01-09-2008, 07:25 AM
Fantastic work - it looks really even and really cool :-) That's how I learned too - just diving straight in and trying something out. Well done :yay:

Slim
01-09-2008, 08:30 AM
That's a fabulous hat! You did a wonderful job -- I can't believe it's your first. I love the color. Can't wait to see your sweater.

Ronda
01-09-2008, 09:14 AM
:cheering: I'm impressed!

dustinac
01-09-2008, 11:27 AM
:woot: it looks great!! I love that you thought that why not a hat... nothing will stop you knitting wise!!

PetYarn
01-09-2008, 11:51 AM
I made two variations on that hat over the Christmas/New Year break for my brother and his girlfriend. I hate i-cords. Grr.

http://petyarn.blogspot.com/2008/01/adams-hat.html
http://petyarn.blogspot.com/2008/01/alicias-hat.html

pianoducky
01-09-2008, 12:41 PM
I made two variations on that hat over the Christmas/New Year break for my brother and his girlfriend. I hate i-cords. Grr.

http://petyarn.blogspot.com/2008/01/adams-hat.html
http://petyarn.blogspot.com/2008/01/alicias-hat.html

I really like how the color of the yarn turned out in the hats!

Oooh, the i-cord...I didn't mind that part much at all, but my big hate is adding fringe..ugh :).

KnittingNat
01-09-2008, 01:10 PM
That's your first project?! Way to go! It looks wonderful :heart:

GiddyKnitter
01-09-2008, 01:22 PM
Im very impressed and it really suits you x

knit2btied
01-09-2008, 04:03 PM
Wow! That's a lot of firsts! Nicely done!

knit2btied

nonny2t
01-09-2008, 04:07 PM
It is great looking. I did an ear flap hat for my grandson and it came out great. You picked a great color for it to!

Mariblue
01-09-2008, 04:26 PM
That's fabulous! :cheering:

PetYarn
01-09-2008, 10:13 PM
I really like how the color of the yarn turned out in the hats!

I liked the colors too, but what really matters is whether or not the person the each respect hat was intended for liked it.

What did you think of the pattern? I made adjustments (as you can see), and I thought the ear flaps according to pattern could've been better.

scout52
01-10-2008, 01:05 AM
I think it looks fabulous!! i love love the color!!!

pianoducky
01-10-2008, 01:59 AM
I liked the colors too, but what really matters is whether or not the person the each respect hat was intended for liked it.

What did you think of the pattern? I made adjustments (as you can see), and I thought the ear flaps according to pattern could've been better.

I totally agree with you, when you're making for others tailoring to their tastes is all important :).

I like the pattern okay, but I haven't had a lot of experience with knitted hat patterns to compare it to others. If I make another one I'll probably do wider earflaps. The only adjustment I made was to make the overall size slightly smaller.

SusanAnn
01-10-2008, 12:31 PM
That's a very impressive list of firsts and the hat really suits you!

dmknits
01-14-2008, 10:27 AM
Looks good! :thumbsup:

kelchris3
01-14-2008, 10:33 PM
Awesome job looks like a perfect fit on you! You are a natural :)

ah
01-17-2008, 12:19 AM
Looks perfect!

mom2hancj
01-17-2008, 12:27 AM
That looks fabulous!!! You did an awesome job! It looks like it fits awesome too...way to go!

losnana
01-17-2008, 11:57 AM
Super job. I want to knit a hat with earflaps for myself for skiing, but since I can't ski this year I haven't done it. I really like your pattern.