almost forgot...I made this with two strands of simply soft on size 9s in k1p2 then switched to size 10s and k1p3 after it was done I knit the brim using the brim instructions from a hat from stitch and bitch nation (so props to that designer for the brim part) and then of course added sweet pompom action!
YA Go Hawks! We need some sprit right about now! Your hat is too cute. I have been thinking about making the same exact thing for a while but am swamped with making thrum mittens. Could you tell me how you made the chart or even post it? My own Hawkeye family would appreciate it!
Hmm...I'd say no if I were thinking of myself as a new knitter. I started with a top down raglan tee (ie. Grumperina's picoviili or kitchy-kichen's leaf tee) which is knit in one piece and has no seaming required. It helps you get over the hump of your first project without having to make and sew together a bunch of pieces. That's my two cents. Good luck either way!
I fell in love with Eunny's socks too! I too am desperate for the pattern. I really love yours too, anything argyle is adorable. I wish I had the math skills to figure out sock making from scratch, I've only just mastered patternless hats!
Anti -craft's patterns are really cute and inspired! I mean the Bomb cozy is probubly not the most convienent pattern but I give it points for creativity. Magknits, erm... not worth mentioning; which is sad because usually I like thier stuff.