|Isn't that a pretty mixed yarn?|
I also found some new needles. These are circular, which means the bigger projects will fit better and you will notice there is a little stitch counter too. That came with the set so I though I'd give it a try.
|The little blue thing is the stitch counter|
To make this hat you will cast on 84 to a size 6 needle and then for rows 1-16 k1, p1 all the way across. This will give you the ribbing for the beginning edge.
|successful color change!|
Now change color and needles to size 8, Row 17 all knit, Row 18 all Purl. repeat row 17 and 18 until you get 7 1/2 inches. This is called a stockinette stitch.
Once you have the right size knit two together all the way across making it 42 stitches. Next row Purl, next row knit two together making it 21 stitches. Cut a 36 inch tail and run it through your stitches on the needle.