Monday, March 21, 2011

A pink hat kind of a weekend

We've been getting absolutely pounded with rain around here. It pretty much poured all weekend and at night a frenzied wind whipped through the trees.


My peaceful little creek has turned in to a raging river. I watched it most of the day yesterday as I sat by the window and knit a little pink hat for my niece, who is due in June.


The hat is my March project for the New Techniques Knit-Along. It is the first hat that I knit completely in the round using circular needles and double-points. Everything went well until I had to switch to the DPNs ... I really struggle with those. The hat has all sorts of holes and other mistakes at the top, mainly on the side that you can't see.

I really don't like how the hat turned out. It reminds me of the holey, uneven scarves I made when I was first learning to knit. But I keep reminding myself I'm just learning to use the DPNs and practice makes perfect.

18 comments:

Dogwood said...

This is what I have to say about that pink baby hat...ADORABLE! I truly love it. Can't wait to see a photo of it on your sweet niece. Wow...not long now!

Lots of rain...yes...here too in SF.

Have a super duper week.

Hugs Dogwood

justjenn said...

I actually think the hat looks gorgeous. DPN's are so hard to get used to. I knit my first hat soley on DPN's because I was afraid to switch from circular to DPN's midway.

You will have the most well-adorned niece in town!

Rachel said...

I LOVE the little pink hat. I think you should have modeled it for us haha.

And HUSH about the mistakes. As my mother would say, "A blind man would be glad to see them."

Snow here in Edmonton. We only dream of rain... ;)

DebbyMc said...

It's DARLING! I love the colors. DPNs are not my favorite, either...but eventually I get the hang of it. I have to struggle each time I use them cuz I avoid them unless there is just no other way! Your niece will look adorable in this. =-)

Louise said...

The hat looks great. As you know, I like dpns for socks! You will get used to them. Or you could always switch to the magic loop. I really like that as well.

Tracey said...

I think your hat is great and your niece is going to be 'fabulous' wearing it.
I wish we had rain here. It has been very dry and I am already hearing the dreaded :drought: word.
I once again started over for my March project. I really don't like the yarn I am using!
Warmly,
Tracey

Jane said...

The hat looks so lovely. DPNs can be quite fiddly. Did you use wooden ones? That helps a bit. You could also use two circs. But it all takes practice and you will get the hang of it!

Katiebee said...

i think your hat is adorable! sweet colors~ i too, dislike dpns~ i use magic loop for everything that i can~

Theresa said...

Love that little hat:) I think it is perfect! Have a blessed day, hope the rain lets up for you! HUGS!

noelle said...

I love that hat, I like the colours!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

It will be loved... holes and all. I think the hat looks great!

Kim's Treasures said...

Adorable hat!!!

It was an awful rainy, windy weekend here too! I want sunshine!!!

Kate! said...

The hat is so cute! I'm sure the next time you use dpns it will be easier.

Thimbleanna said...

Well, it sure looks adorable from here. And just think of it as more sock practice!

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Mike Turner said...

Ok, I know how frustrating it is...but, but, but, that hat is adorable, the color, the shape, the stripe...I love it!

Dogwood said...

With the huge rain storm today, that little stream is going to be a huge rushing river!

Stay warm and cozy and safe.

Hugs, Cory

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Stacy,
I missed your post...good thing you left me a comment!!! I'm such a dizzy old lady!
I think the hat is sweet! Have you heard the theme for April ATC!?
Can't wait to see yours!!
Have a great weekend.
Warmly,
deb

Suz said...

what a contrast...the tiny pink hat /the raging creek
isn't life grand