I now fully comprehend why they call it “Stitch ‘N’ Bitch”! A couple nights ago, I finally finished my green hat for the green hat knit-along, and here it is:
The yarn had been purchased, some super soft Karabella Aurora 8, and the pattern had been chosen. I was planning on making the Valentine’s Hat from Stitch ‘N’ Bitch Nation, but change the colors to these greens and put a shamrock on the front instead of a heart. No matter how many times I tried to get my DPNs to work for me, they wouldn’t. They were like pick-up-sticks in my hands; so awkward. So I decided to find a different pattern… there was another one in the same book, the black licorice hat. Ok, doesn’t look too bad…. YEAH, RIGHT!!! Once I switched from the circular needle to the DPNs, my stress level went over the top! Considering it was my first time using DPNs, first time cabling, first time decreasing cables…. after much grumbling and growling and snapping and snarling, I finally got it finished. And you know what? The length is a wee bit too short for my head! The ribbing isn’t clingy like a knitted hat should be… it’s loose and just hangs.
This was only the 3rd hat I’ve done. The first, the light yellow baby hat, looks like it was made for a conehead baby. The second is so large it could fit a giant. This one isn’t quite right either, so I guess hats are going to be a big challenge for me; something I’ll have to try and try again until I get it right. Because I’m nothing if not determined!
These were knit to match with Lion Brand Homespun, which is something I’ve decided I do not like to knit with, so I probably never will again.
On to another scarf on the needles… a Bernat Super Stripes scarf in blue/black for my teen.