Either I’m getting better or the patterns are getting easier. (She bows in appreciation of the applause) This adorable little hat took me just about 5 hours to make, including frogging the last 1 1/2″ of the hat twice and changing the top to an i-cord (which was also my first attempt at this technique) instead of a topknot. One more hat to go for Darling Daughter and I can kiss this yarn goodbye!!! Come to think of it, maybe that’s why I was able to finish this hat so quickly!! As lovely as it is, I am getting tired of looking it and can’t wait to move on to something else — perhaps a nice pair of socks for me and I still have a scarf that I started awhile back that I haven’t made a lot of headway on……..
The pattern for the hat came from a pattern generator at a site called The Diet Diary/Knitting Fiend — both names are mentioned in the url — but at any rate, click here to visit this generator and a host of others that she has on her site. Lots of great stuff to read and get lost in. For me and my way of knitting, the instructions through the generator are more clear and easier to follow. I kind of went my own way on the top and I think it came out pretty well.