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Old 01-08-2008, 07:03 PM   #1
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Kittyville Hat: A Project of Firsts!
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
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Making the Seed Stitch
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Adjusting a knitting pattern (I have a very small head!)

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Finishing a Knitted Project!

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Old 01-08-2008, 07:09 PM   #2
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Wow! All that for your first project! I'm impressed! And the hat looks great! Never be afraid to try something new!
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Very nice!! You really learned a lot on that project. What fun. Your hat turned out very nicely. Keep up the good work.
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That's your first project??! Wow, I can't wait to see what you're knitting a year from now! It looks fabulous!
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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!
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WOW you did a great job especially it being your first project. I so wanna make a hat like that.
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wow, how courageous of you....you did a really nice job!
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The hat's great, but I love your pose while taking the picture. Very good!
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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
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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.
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