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« on: December 12, 2009 03:10:47 PM »

Hey, Everybody!

I have a friend whom I'm going to teach to knit in a few weeks.  She wants to learn because she's allergic to acrylic and most warm wintery stuff is made out of it, so she either has to go specialty mail-order or homemade.

We were planning on doing hats. I know how to knit on dpns and I can teach her the basic stitches on my regular needles first, but I'm looking for a hat pattern that is fairly simple so that I can teach it.

It'll be my first hat, and I have never done colorwork.  Does anyone have a user-friendly first-time hat pattern?
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2009 06:52:46 PM »

That's the same reason I started knitting. haha.
I'm allergic to acrylic. It's horrible. Cheesy
So I have a bumload of cotton everywhere.

The first hat I knit was this one, http://kittyville.com/knit/adult_devil_hat.html, minus the horns.
I found it very easy to knit. It was actually the first pattern I followed and everything.

Hopefully that will help you. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2009 07:13:14 AM »

Thanks!

I would've made her one myself, but she wants something like wool I think, and it irritates my skin (could I knit with latex gloves on? Who knows?).

How did you do it without the horns though?
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soozeq
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2009 12:57:45 PM »

Just omit the instructions for the horns. They're added later on, not knit into the pattern.
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