I have been knitting for about two months, and most of those two months have been me learning how to hold the needles properly, how to do different stitches, and how to read the patterns. That all said, I just finished my first scarf and hat! I just bound off (is that the past tense for 'bind off' or 'cast off'?) the scarf and about to weave in the loose ends. I will post a picture of it; I am as proud as a kindegartener would be of his handprint turkey.
The hat is another issue. I have decreased the stitches like the pattern says, but I have no idea how to take the hat off the (circular) needeles and actually close up the hat with stitches. Any hat knitters out there care to help?