I had some time this weekend, and I was in the mountains where it was cold and rainy over the weekend. So I spent a fair number of hours working on my second hat. I finished it on Sunday. And a good thing, too, because I needed it on Monday, when it was again cold and rainy and ugly.
The hat is a little bit on the large side for me. I was trying to scale it up from the “Adult L” size to my extra-large head, and I made it a little too big, I guess.
All the same, there’s a couple of things here that I managed to get right:
- Ribbing to create a frame for the hat
- knitting in the round on a circular needle
- knitting in the round on four double-pointed needles
- managing decreases (knit2 together)
So, all in all, a successful second hat was made. By me. To wear. Right away. I’m eager to make another one, but this time I think I’ll keep it at the Adult L size, rather than trying to add in another 18 or so stitches to make it conform to what I ‘think’ is the correct size. This kind of thing only gets easier with practice.
The next challenges? Socks and mittens. Then gloves.