Planning Ahead

Cooler weather is on the way, so I’ve decided to make Claire a winter hat. I’m trying to experiment more, and I found a pattern called a Ball-Band Toddler Hat. I used a larger needle to get the gauge right and the darn thing came out too large for her. It’s a bit small for an adult, but it would fit an older (grade-school age) child. The bigger needle also obscured the stitches a bit — they’re not as defined. This first attempt was on Cascade 220, a plain wool yarn; I’ll donate it to a charity. The hat for Claire will be on a different yarn, now that I know what I’m doing.

ball band hat 1
ball band hat 2
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2 Comments on “Planning Ahead”

  1. Barbara Says:

    Someone will be very happy to have such a lovely handmade hat.

    Looking forward to seeing the piece you make for Claire!


  2. Patti Kramer Says:

    Beautiful! you’re so cool.