I’m joining up with Ginny Sheller’s yarn along today. So, my first knitting attempt was a flop. I was using the wrong size needle + probably the wrong sized yarn, but I still learned a ton. For those of you who wanted to see how it turned out, here it is:
I could probably keep extending down the sides of it and make it into a real hat but that’s for another day. To redeem myself, I tried the pattern again with a chunky yarn + the right sized needles and within a day knitted up this sweet little hat for my daughter.
I still need to weave in the ends + attach ties somehow but otherwise it’s done + I love it! She seems to, also. My other kiddos all want one now. It’s a really easy fun pattern + I’m ready to try something a little harder! I’m probably going to try one other kind of child’s bonnet + maybe attempt my first shawl.
I am reading a couple of books right now, still finishing the last chapter of Jewel’s memoir + a starting on 7 Women: And the Secret of their greatness by Eric Metaxas. I’m really enjoying reading this version of Anne of Green Gables to my Phoebe girl. She loves a good chapter book with beautiful illustrations, and I love sitting to read with her when I can!
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Ooh! That chunky hat looks great on your little girl. How warm and wonderful that will be!
Thanks! She seems to love it, too. 🙂
Okay, so that hat is adorable!! I am totally impressed that that is really your first project! I can see why your darling loves it. Eric Metaxas – good choice. I haven’t read that one but I should!
It was so much simpler knitting with size 17 needles than with the size 7s! 🙂 Yes, I love Metaxas’ writing, this is his newest release. I’m eager to dig into it, too!