Knitting by the seat of my pants

I’ve never been very good at following rules. I don’t think I’ve ever followed a recipe in my life, so the chances of me following a pattern word for word are slim.

I found this pattern in the book “Twinkle Big City Knits”, it’s the Aspen Hat. With Tina and Melissa’s help, I altered it to work with double stranding our Wool of the Andes Bulky, one strand in Pewter and one strand in Storm

I also chose to not have a “flap” in the front, so Melissa explained how to knit the band in the round instead of straight.

Here ya go…my first non-scarf finished project.

With this project, I learned how to knit stockinette in the round, garter in the round and how to do a 2slip, knit, 2pass decrease.

I’m VERY happy with how it turned out. I love beanies, and I must admit, I like how this one looks on me. <