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Topic: white kittyville hat -- a bit image-y. My 1st knitted in round project :)  (Read 1218 times)
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« on: December 27, 2007 08:53:59 PM »

This is the first hat I ever knitted, and also the first thing I have ever knitted in the round. SnB is probably one of the most exciting knitting books I've read, because the patterns make it easy for me to learn new techniques as I go along. I love both the lightbulb that goes off above my head when I figure something out in the book AND the finished project. The directions were surprisingly easy to follow, once I stopped trying to complicate things.  Smiley

I used a couple skeins of Bernat Cashmere Natural Blends in white that I picked up at Michael's for $3.99 apiece rather than the more expensive yarn recommended in the book, and size 9 circular needles (needled to obtain gauge).

I really like the way it turned out, though if I had to do it over, I would probably have made the ears closer to the front (they're not really visible from the front unless I wear the hat a certain way). I may also make some flowers or animals and use snaps to make them detachable to liven it up.

Oh, and a disclaimer. I'm not really photogenic, so excuse the weird expressions on my face in photos below:

Me wearing the hat


Better view of the ears


Side view


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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007 09:15:20 PM »

That is so cute. Wow, I want it.

You did an amazingly clean and awesome job on your first in-round project. Way to go!

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2007 09:35:39 PM »

Thanks! A long experience of working with fabric has rendered me surprisingly capable at manipulating yarn and needles...I picked up knitting better than I thought I would. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2007 11:42:04 PM »

I love your version of Kittyville! You did a great job on it!
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007 12:43:29 AM »

aww! i love it. and great job on your first hat in knitting in the round project! i'm still a beginner and have been longing to move on to hats. you've given me hope!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008 12:33:33 AM »

Thanks a lot! I was ridiculously proud of this hat. I made all of my students praise it. Smiley

P.S. Don't worry - I'm not warping young kids with my need for ego stroking - I'm a college tutor! lol
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