Monday, April 14, 2014

Knittin' Kitten

After my success last week with bows I started a novice hat pattern. The new skills in this project are changing colors. I know I know I am a slow learner, one thing at a time. I found some lovely pink camo yarn that will go great with my left over pink.

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.

All done!

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.

Draw the stitches together with the tail and use the remaining tail to join the side seam! Easy enough that I could do it. This makes two completed projects. I have some lovely, brown, yellow, purple, and gray yarns so lots of choices for this coming week. Have a great one! 


  1. I wish I was your neighbor or best friend, I would be asking you to teach me. That is awesome, great job!

  2. You may think you're a slow learner but to someone that doesn't know the first thing about knitting you look like an expert, Really nice hat.

  3. I think you did such a professional job at creating this gorgeous hat. I like the colors! I like how the pattern turned out and I would wear this hat! Great job!

  4. Wow, that turned out really nice! Love the camo and pink. When I was pregnant with my daughter I learned how to crochet but I could only do straight lines! I ended up with lots of baby blankets, haha.

  5. So pretty! My daughter would love this, her fav color is pink I wish I could knit.

  6. I think you did a great job for just learning. I couldn't do it. I love the colors, too.

  7. Very pretty. I sure wish I could do that. I've never tried it tho. Don't think I could do it.

  8. Great job! I love the mixture of colors. Super cute.

  9. You did a great job on that hat, especially for being a new knitter. I still go back to the first patterns I ever knitted when I want to knit and relax,