Hi! I've been a bit of a lurker for quite a while, but I've finally got something finished that I want to share. I've been knitting on and off for a couple years, but I've been more committed these past few months. I tried to make most of my friends' Christmas presents. Needless to say, many of them are on an IOU list, but hey, I guess I won't be bored for a while. I finished a few of them, but they were finished in such a rush that I didn't get to take pictures. Maybe I can track them down and post 'em soon.
Anyway, this one was for my big sis. She wanted a slouchy hat, so I used the Gemma Beret pattern from Rowan.
I cast on in the round w/ dpns (the pattern is written to be knit up flat), and I heard that the hat as written came out super large, so I reduced the number of stitches and basically had to edit the pattern a whole lot as I went. Since this is my second hat and first major pattern manipulation, you can see just why I'm so proud of it!
sorry about image quality! the pics were taken by phone