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Old 07-03-2008, 06:32 AM   #1
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Getting real mad at myself.
I started this pattern at 7pm last night. Keep in mind I work nights and this would be my first project. I got through steps 1-8. Then as I am repeating steps 7 & 8 x4 I realize I messed the lines. I reveresed my stitches. I tried to fix it but I had to tear it all out because I dont know what I am doing. So mad at myself. have to start over again. dang it. Dawn
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You can adjust the pattern to fit whatever size head you want.
Child sized 3-9 years (10-13)(teen-adult size)
Size 10 knitting needles
2 oz of bright colored Worsted Weight yarn (Use 2 strands of yarn held together to make this extra cozy.)

Cast on 60 sts (70) (80)
Row 1: K2, P2, K2 across line, ending with P2.
Row 2 - 6: Repeat Row 1.
Row 7: Knit across
Row 8: Purl across
Repeat these 2 rows until hat is 8" (9 1/2") (10") from start, ending with a purl row.

Start Decrease
1st decrease row- K2 together across the row.
Next row: Purl
Next row: K2 together across
Last row: Purl across. Cut a 14" tail of yarn, thread a yarn needle with it. Carefully pull the last row of knitting from the needle and thread the needle through every stitch. Pull tightly then whip stitch the seam shut.

Add a Pom Pom to the top.
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:12 AM   #2
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I like the hat and the yarn is very nice. The pattern is pretty normal for hats. If you messed up then the bumps would be on the outside. Just turn the hat inside out.
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:47 AM   #3
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Eh, you're not a knitter til you have to rip a few things apart I think you should be happy you feel comfortable with a first project that has decreases. It took me several scarves & dishclothes to get to that!
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:45 AM   #4
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Hey, easy on yourself!!

Why do so many grown-ups think they have to be perfect right out of the starting gate?? That's nuts.

By looking at your photo, anyone would be proud to wear a lovely, colorful hat like that. Knitting with variegated yarn is a total luck-of-the draw - you simply cannot predict where the colors will change in your work. [at least, that's been my experience.]

Be proud!!! You have completed a functional, warm, useful product made with pride and love. So you goofed.. so what. It's time to learn from your goof and... joyfully select your Next Project!!



Time out and enjoy your new talent.

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Looks like you're doing great to me. Frogging is part of knitting and nothing to get angry about. No project is complete unless it's been frogged at least once
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:02 AM   #6
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I agree with knitting guy. Frogging part of the whole process I can't begin to tell you how many times I've had to frog stuff in the lat 2 yrs since i've been knitting.
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I think that you are doing a great job. To be honest, everyone here is so right, you have not knitted until you frog. I have had multiple projects that I have done that. By the way - what yarn did you use, I want to make this for my kiddos!

Love the hat.
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I agree...no need to get mad about it...it's just part of the process. In fact, I decided early on that I was becoming a better knitter for making lots of mistakes and learning how to fix them, than another woman in our group who rarely made mistakes--but when she did, she went running to someone to fix it for her. We started at about the same time, and she constantly expresses "awe" at my knitting skill (totally unwarranted!!! :-D), but it's only because I've messed up so very much!!
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Aww, we've all been there! Frogging is definitely part of the process, and it's a good learning experience. Plus if you have to rip everything out, you get twice as much knitting enjoyment out of the same amount of yarn! lol Take heart, we've all been there. And this quote cracked me up:

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I tried to fix it but I had to tear it all out because I dont know what I am doing.
haha TOTALLY know what that's like But keep trying, you can definitely do it!

(And yes, I just felt like using a lot of fun smilies. :violin
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I think your hat is lovely.. I could never make a hat so beautiful! (Well not yet, anyhow) You're doing great!! I know how hard it is tbe frustrated with yourself.. Just remember why you knit - it's fun and you enjoy it. I had to put one of my projects away and work on another because was so frustrated.
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