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Friday, February 25, 2011

Knit Baby Squash Hat


Early this season, I mentioned a few of my knitting goals.  One of which was to learn how to knit in the round.  I am by no means a pro, and my stitches leave much to be desired, by I have successfully completed two baby squash hats that are knit in the round.

I used some cream peaches n' cream yarn, and followed the pattern outlined in 101 Designer One Skein Wonders, by Judith Durant.  The pattern calls for circular needles, but my only set of circular needles was too long for this particular project. I ended up learning how to work with double pointed needles....which took a bit of getting used to, but wasn't all that difficult to pick up.

 

One of the biggest difficulties for me was  keeping my tension uniform as I worked around the circle.  I don't think that this yarn is ideal for a beginner project when knitting in the round, it really doesn't camouflage the tension issues at all.

I love this little hat.  It is intended for newborns,  but I'm guessing that it will only fit newborns with small to average size heads.  There's no way that Clark would have fit in it.



Are you interested in learning how to knit in the round, or use double pointed needles?  You can check out the youtube instructional videos below.

Thanks for reading.







3 comments:

montanachic said...

Super cute, almost makes me wish we were done having kids, almost.

Lu said...

Adorable! I'm impressed with your knitting. I have given up on knitting forever.

The Marshall's said...

I LOVE this hat!! SO cute! and it still fits!!