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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Pixie Hat

I think I'm getting the hang of this knitting thing.  I've figured out circular needles, double pointed, decreasing, and I've sorta figured out increasing.  But patterns??  Not even close.  I'm sure it's just a matter of cracking the code (or even trying) but it seems I'd still just rather wing it at this point. 

I started making hats a couple weeks ago.  They are pretty quick and easy and portable.  Well this one turned out so cute I just had to share it.

The beginning.  I'm almost always knitting like this. 
With a kid going to sleep and a dog and various stuffed animals.

Just switched from circulars to double point.
FYI those are my homemade double pointed needles.

She likes it.

Dang she's cute.

I used size US13 circular and double pointed needles with bulky yarn.  I think I'm a fan of fat needles and fat yarn.  It just makes things so much faster.  Coming from crochet (which is much faster anyway) I needed some nearly instant knitting gratification. 

I suppose I could be convinced to make another one and keep notes for directions (how ironic - I'm offering a pattern when I can't even use a pattern?  Ha ha.) if anyone would like.  Just let me know.

I'm yarning along with Ginny and the gang at Small Things today as well.  I'm reading Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids on my Nook. 

** P.S.  Coming up I have a tutorial for making your own knitting needles so stay tuned.


Corduroy Fish said...

This is sooooo cute! Looks a little like an acorn cap, doesn't it?

johnnybug said...

I really love it! And yes, she is the cutest little girl model ever! I think this may be one of my favorite things you've ever crocheted/knitted!

Jessica Snell said...

I love patterns, personally, because I knit to relax, and being able to just follow the next step is, for me, relaxing. But you seem to be doing splendidly without - that hat is so cute!

Natalie said...

FYI...I love your homemade knitting needles and will definitely stay tuned for the tutorial. Thank you.

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