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« on: January 01, 2011 10:23:32 AM »

Ok, I'm lying, sort of. This is my second hat. My first I knit way too small (even for my tiny pinhead), and it looked horrendous all stretched out. It was to cry, so I'm pretending it never happened.

With that in mind, I knit my first hat and I'm pretty happy with it. I still haven't gathered the courage to knit in the round (I'm such a knit sissy), so this one is gathered and sewn. Nothing fancy, just 2x2 rib for a couple inches and then into garter stitch (alright, because I got lazy  Wink ). And I decided I like the pom pom better in front to the side instead of on the back. So there  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011 10:51:21 AM »

This is so cute! I hate pompoms but it looks more like a flower where you placed it, even the garter looks great! Great shade of brown too!
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011 10:57:37 AM »

Love your pompom flower!

It adds to the simple but practical hat...the colors are lovely--the shot of pink against the dark brown is lovely!
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011 05:43:07 PM »

Super cute, and looks super cosy too!
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011 07:07:31 AM »

It looks lovely. My style of hat!
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011 04:48:14 PM »

Cute hat! Like the bit of pink too.
Don't be afraid to knit in the round. Just get 2 pair of 16" circs, an 8 and a 10.5 will do. Use a stitch marker to know where the rows start, to keep it even. just go for it! Once I tried it, I'm an addict! I Love circular needles, and knitting in the round. Just remember to reverse the purl rows, or opposite rows to front side stitches.In other words, you are never turning the work over to the back, so you reverse the stitch opposite of what it would have been. ( K becomes P, P becomes K)
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2011 08:06:51 AM »

Congrats on your first (fitted) hat!  Grin Love the pom pom it totally makes the hat!
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2011 10:36:39 AM »

awesomeness!! I too am a knit wimp. Would you mind sharing a pattern? :-D Pretty please?
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011 11:56:31 AM »

Thanks everyone!

mfmvgy : Using bulky yarn on size 11s I cast on about 76 sts and then worked in 2x2 ribbing for a couple inches and then switched to garter stitch until the whole thing measured about 9" long. Very specific of me, right?  Cheesy  I didn't bind off, just cut a piece of my working yarn about a foot long and ran it through the last stitches, pulling it tight to close up the top. Then I used my sewing machine to close up the side.

I seriously have the world's tiniest head, and I have practically squat for hair, so getting this hat thing right is pretty tough for me. This one was still a little big, so I wound up having to go back and sew up the side seam further in to tighten it up.
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