Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Handmade Christmas-Part 3 Hats

What person wouldn't want to a nicely knit hat for Christmas and who wouldn't want to make one! I still consider myself and beginner at knitting but I'm finding myself looking more into the easy level. What couldn't be more easy and pratical then a knit beanie?
The Lion brand yarn has a really nice website that has tons of crochet and knitting intructions. After I picked out the yarn I wanted to use, Jiffy, I found this hat to knit from their website. If you already haven't, sign up to view the patterns.
One could probably knit this up in one day if they are not distrubed and knit a little bit faster then me. I estimate that it took me about 6-8 hours to make and cost me $3 for the yarn, which there is plenty left for another hat. This makes a pretty big hat so switching to size 7 needles or just casting on 80 stiches instead of the 100, as recommended by the reviewers, should give you a better size.


Judy said...

You did a great job for a beginner. I've been trying to learn how to knit. I can't seem to get the hang of making the stitches look even. I'm going to check out that website maybe it can help someone like.

Karen Sue said...

Nice hat! I bought some alpaca yarn at a yarn sale and was going to make a lovely scarf, but perhaps I should make a lovely hat instead!!

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