My first knit hat!

Learning to knit has been on my “bucket list” for quite some time.  Years actually.  Well, I finally have started down the road — I say “started” since learning to knit is a continuing process.  A wonderful friend of mine taught me to cast on while we sat in swim lessons one day, and after teaching me a second time, I think I finally figured it out.  Here is my first completed project!  The Family Favorite Hat from a local yarn shop, Halcyon Yarn, where I also bought the Cascade Magnum yarn that I used.  The boys were with me, and they picked out the colors for our favorite team – Go Blue! (If you are ever in midcoast Maine, definitely check out Halcyon, it’s a gorgeous shop.)  Ravelry link to J’s hat.

Hat for J

I have already started on a second hat for K, in opposite colors (Ravelry link).  The two skeins of yarn that I bought should be enough to make three hats according to the lady at the yarn shop.  I felt confident enough that I even learned to cast on using a different method from some You Tube videos!  Thank goodness for You Tube videos!  (I used this one and this one.)  Here’s the start of hat number two.

K's Go Blue hat

I already have in my mind what I want to do for a third project.  A cowl using some Noro Silk Garden.

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2 Responses

  1. Noro is one of my favorite yarns to use — I love anything veregated. You should also check out the Malabrigo line of yarns — GORGEOUS!!! I have made 3 Clapotis scarves/shawls from them and they show off so beautifully. The Clapotis is a great pattern too that is wonderful for it’s easy repetitions…..it is on Knitty. I just started a little girl’s dress for my little friend Maya…can’t wait to see how it knits up.

    • I’ve heard of the Malabrigo line. I’ll have to check it out in person next time I’m in my LYS. I saved the Clapotis in my Rav faves, but I’m not sure that I’m ready for it yet!

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