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heateras's picture
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New here, and showing off! (xp)

I am a waaaaaaay begginer knitter. i taught myself about a week ago using knittinghelp.com.

I have since knit 2 hats. This is my first one:


you can't see all the holes, but there's at least 7 throughout from dropped stiches

and here's my post I made on my bb about my NEWEST hat!!!

I am super proud of myself! We are going to see Horton Hears a Who tommorow and I'm going to attempt to have Noah wear the hat with his Thing 1 shirt, but if not, his cousin will wear it. And I will make Noah a different on with the double point needles and perhaps a stinking chin strap! (that kid refuses to wear hats!)

and in the intrest of full disclosure...my join (i think that's what it is called) Sad
I've never switched colors before and don't think I did the best job. But I'll put that part toward the back Wink

Joined: 03/16/15
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Those look great!

heateras's picture
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Thanks so much Wren!

Here's a pic of Noah (shortly) wearing the hat:

DaLLas'mommy's picture
Joined: 10/07/05
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Wow, are you sure those are your first? I cant believe you've only been knitting a week! Great job!
Also, welcome to the board!

heateras's picture
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awww Blush yep only my first! It's just straight knitting, I'm dreading trying out any kind of pattern, LOL. I think I might try a small blanket next (well after I finish the one other hat I need to knit).

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I'd say go for it! Im sure if you find a beginner pattern you'll rock it!
Please update with pics when you finish another, we love seeing finished projects!

AshnBill's picture
Joined: 11/06/06
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ok...
I haven't been knitting too long (a few months maybe)...I've made ATLEAST 10 hats and I have NEVER tried stripes yet. I need to. Wow. I'm shocked.

I can't wait to see more of your finished products!

heateras's picture
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Here's a tip I found for the stripes. Sometimes apparently you can get a "stair step" type pattern when you change colors. But if you grab the stich below and put it on the left needle and knit those two stiches together with the new color, you avoid the stair step look. Thought that was pretty neat Smile

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Great job! Did you try knitting in the round on double-point needles, first? If so, you are quite the adventurous-type. Most new knitters start out knitting scarfs (or squares if you were too impatient like me). Wink

glwolf's picture
Joined: 09/26/11
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wow those are awesome! I can't believe you just started! I didn't know about that way of changing color either... i will try that next time, thank you!

heateras's picture
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I couldn't find the double pointed needles in the gauge I needed! I ended up having to order them online and got impatient and just finished the hat on the circular needles. I actually still have not used my double pointed needles, I'm sure it would make for a cleaner finish to the top of the hat. But I kind of like the "star" effect on the top of the dr seuss hat because it makes it kind of flat topped like dr seuss's hat (I can kid myself, right?)

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Of course, you know what I think about your "HANDY" work! GREAT JOB! Love it my SIL!

Bonita's picture
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Oh that's very cute!

I just love the "horton" hat. I am going to scrounge now to see if I can find some to make one for ds so he can wear it when he goes (cute idea).

Another tip if use-I slip stitch the first stitch of each row, that way you have a nice flat edge that is easier for sewing. You just have to watch that you slip the first stitch purl-wise (insert the needle back to front, instead of front-to back).

My first knitting project was a baby set that was a hat, mittens, overalls, and maybe booties. I didn't know it was hard, or any different that was just the pattern I had. I ripped it out a few times though, and made a few of them. I can look and find a picture of one of my first projects. This is the same pattern, but not the exact first one I ever made Smile After that, I made serveral baby christening sets, with a blanket, jacket, hat, and booties.

I didn't know that about the stripes, but I do start the new color on the last stitch of the previous row when I'm changing colors or starting a new skein.

Welcome! Bonita