It is 1 am and finish my stock. and ribbon scarf and decided to start another project while i still have the energy (took oneeee long nap earlier). I wanted to make this hat. http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/web_projects/win_05/Short-Row-Hat.pdf
For my friend who just returned from Iraq and getting use to the winters in Virginia
But I am having difficulty with just the cast on sighs first i am doing it too tightly now i got that down now another problem. After watching the video here on how to do the provisional cast on (Love this site for lessons-since I am new and started to really challenge myself with fancier patterns). In her lesson she states to hold the beg. of the yarn in your hand and do the process the problem is that I either the 40 sts becomes too much for my hand to hold cause I am worried that there is indeed a top and a bottom to these cast ons and they might get twisted or I make them too tight trying to make them all fit in my hand. So my question does it matter if they start to twist (they become looser than and that may be a solution if i make it too tight)? Is it a bad thing if i slip not the yarn onto my needle?
I am being gutsy in making a project with so many new knitting terms like ‘yarn over’ and ‘turn’…and such.
I was also wondering if anyone has made this hat- I am trying to decide if i can go without that little i-cord at the top or if i make another one (i love this hat i might make one for myself) what would it look like if changed colors (I think a hat with red and pink diamonds would look cute) without having to buy yarn that does the fade effect into one color and another.
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