my first hat!!

ok, so i cheated slightly by starting off small. i made my first hat, a baby striped stocking cap. i gotta say, i need a little more practice using can definitely tell where the seam is. i am hoping that will kinda be hidden after blocking...

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Warren's picture

That is really cute!

That is TOOOOOOOO Fun!  What a HOOT!  Next:  Matching Socks!

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LOVE IT!!!  How did you like working with DPNs?


drmel94's picture

What seam? You mean the loose stitches where the needles meet? The tension will even out with time, so it's probably not worth worrying about. When I move from one dpn to the next, I usually do the first stitch on the new needle and give a slight tug to snug it up. You have to be careful not to make it too tight, though. That hat looks fantastic!

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midpath's picture

It's really really cute. I just came over from your blog. The pumpkin hat is looking great too. What book are you using?

Jeff1201PA's picture

Very nice.  I like the color combination and the pompom on the end. 

Dreml94 gave a very good suggestion about giving the yarn a little tug after the first stitch on each new needle.  I was having similar problems when I started knitting in the round and the guys on here gave the same advice to me - voila, barely noticable needle-seams.

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.

skogknits's picture

hey guys, thanks for all the great comments!! i am so excited about the baby hat, i think found a great new quick gift idea for all my friends and family that seem to be having babies left and right.

the pattern actually calls for starting the hat on 16" circs, which i tried and had no luck with. so i decided to start directly on the DPNs which worked out great. i think i am going to like working on DPNs, and will definitely try the tricks that you all recommend.

jason, the book is called Itty-Bitty Hats, by susan b anderson. it's a really great collection of hat patterns, there is a good variety of styles in there.

midpath's picture

Thanks for that info, Chris!

Monoped's picture

Great job on your first hat, that's gonna be one stylin' baby.