Catching up with finished items…
Notes: I loved making this. It was quick and fun to knit, and I love that it’s a pattern generator, so you pick your yarn and needle size, knit a swatch, key in the measurements and you get a perfect pattern.
I needed a thick and warm hat, knit fairly densely to contain curly hair. So, that’s what I got! 2 strands of DK held together on 5.5mm needles is pretty dense, but was exactly what I wanted.
Oh, and yes, plain navy wool – between this and the current sweater do you see a pattern?
The pattern is knit flat using short rows and is very nifty. It’s then seamed up using garter stitch grafting so in theory should look seamless. My grafting is
crap a little less than perfect, so it’s sort of visible, but that’s ok.
Also, this starts with a crochet cast on. I’m not sure what I do wrong with a crochet cast on, but when people talk about being able to just ‘unzip’ the stitches? Doesn’t work for me. I end up having to undo the crochet chain bit by bit, pulling the yarn out from my stitches. I can’t read crochet stitches like I can knit ones: need to work on that. Perhaps by making another ZeeBee.