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« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2007 05:52:58 PM »

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Hi there! I'm a newbie and I would just like to know what type of yarn is good for "wearables," like a slouchy hat. Right now, as a beginner, I would just just like yarns that could be found in local craft stores like Michaels and Joanns. I don't want to start online yarn shopping until I am actually a good enough knitter. Thanks.

welcome!  if you're starting out red heart and caron simply soft acrylic yarns are good to learn on, and they don't feel half bad if you're wearing them either.  wool is fine too, but not as cheap and sometimes itchy.  my recommendation is to go with a simple worsted weight, bulky yarns and novelties can be frustrating if you're just starting out.
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« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2007 06:02:21 PM »

so i have officially cast on!  i'm making my own big blue beret using some Caron Simply Soft Shadows that i had left over from my last project (i'm using this KAL as a stashbuster as well).  i've just finished the brim.


what a cute little donut of yarn you are!

if this turns out well it will open up a floodgate of hat making by me.  hopefully my friends will want some slouchy hats as well...
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« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2007 06:23:56 PM »

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welcome!  if you're starting out red heart and caron simply soft acrylic yarns are good to learn on, and they don't feel half bad if you're wearing them either.  wool is fine too, but not as cheap and sometimes itchy.  my recommendation is to go with a simple worsted weight, bulky yarns and novelties can be frustrating if you're just starting out.

I am currently making the Dayflower scarf right now with Red Heart and although I am loving how it is turning out right now, it is a little rough and itchy. So next time I go to Joanns or Michaels (soon) I'll probably check out the Caron Simply Soft. Thank you so much for your help.
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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2007 07:05:08 PM »

so i have officially cast on!  i'm making my own big blue beret using some Caron Simply Soft Shadows that i had left over from my last project (i'm using this KAL as a stashbuster as well).  i've just finished the brim.


what a cute little donut of yarn you are!

if this turns out well it will open up a floodgate of hat making by me.  hopefully my friends will want some slouchy hats as well...

I have that same yarn! I'm making this lacey cardi with it. :-)
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« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2007 07:06:07 PM »

So I finished my Big Blue Beret, but started the decreases early and it isn't terribly slouchy.. I'm unsure how I feel about it. I'll post some pictures later and get some opinions Grin

Damn, that was fast!! :-)
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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2007 07:11:05 PM »

So I finished my Big Blue Beret, but started the decreases early and it isn't terribly slouchy.. I'm unsure how I feel about it. I'll post some pictures later and get some opinions Grin

The decreases are only a few rows, so it won't be too much of a pain to rip them back and knit it longer.
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« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2007 11:57:27 PM »

oh my, I can't believe someone has already finished!  I have to get moving on mine...  I've decided on doing both the Big Blue and Le Slouch.  don't you love knitting hats?  they're such great stash busters.
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« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2007 09:39:25 AM »

I'm working on a slouchy beret for a swap. I'm using Brown Sheep co.'s Lamb's Pride. The cable is a seeded diamond. I only have 2 skeins so I don't know how slouchy it will turn out, but I think it'll look good. Kind of a bad picture but here it is:

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« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2007 10:12:10 AM »

i started one! its in brown cascade 220... i have never made a hat like this before only fitted ones... i went from 72 sts around the start then increased in 2 rows to 109 sts.... its in a k1p1 pattern then k2p1k1p1 pattern then k2p1k2p1 which im debating if its going to turn out slouchy enough... should i increase tp k3p1? im knitting it on size 4 or 5us circs... any advice? i dont have aproblem winging it and then rippin it if its not right but i would rather have a great first try....
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« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2007 11:59:44 AM »

If red heart is too itchy try the new RED HEART SOFT. It's cheap (2.99 at Michaels) and over 400 yards!

It's suuuuper soft and comes in GREAT colors. It's my new favorite acrylic.
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