Friday, February 8, 2008
How Hard Can It Be?
I have made hats, big hats, little hats, felted hats. I even had a hat pattern published. So, my husband wants a knitted hat. I take some Thirteen Mile Bulky in a nice beige color that I think he will like. He likes no embellishments....no pom poms here..hehe. I cast on and knit a few rows. For some reason the hat is too small. Frog it. Start again. Do a few rows in stockinette and then a few garter stitch rows. The rim turns up and it looks entirely too feminine. He will never wear this. Frog again. Ok, so I will make a nice ribbing for the rim of the hat. Knit, knit, knit, take a look. Duh, what a dummy. Knit 2, purl 2, only I ended with a knit 2. That does not make a nice ribbing (I knew that, didn't I?). Frog again.
Ok, I have cast on again with the right number of stitches for size and ribbing. at least 10 rows knitted...so far, so good. Wish me luck that my vanilla husband likes this hat.
PS: I love the picture of my youngest granddaughter Hannah in her eyelash hat!