Over on Pheonix Knitting forum they suggested trying something totally new for 29th February. For this challenge I decided to try making a hat. I’ve had success with the Cowl made from the Cowl’d and Frosty Morning pattern and had made alterations to it to create a short version for a neck warmer. So wondered if I could make a hat from it too. This is what happens when you bring a kid up on Blue Peter ;) they develop a good ‘what if’ gene hehe.
I had a look through my Knitting for Dummies book and decided if I copied the decrease rows from the 60 stitches downwards from page 138 (Three way hat). Then I should be able to turn the cowl in to a hat. It worked!!!
The ‘What If’ Hat
I’m going to try to make some coordinating mittens soon too, then I’ll have a matching set.
Its turning quite spring like here, we have crocus and daffodils to keep the snowdrops company in the garden, and the wild birds are playing kiss chase. Even the collard doves have been attempting some token nest-building, well trying to stash large twigs in the conifers ;)
Sorry I didn’t get a post up for friday, the tutorial I had planned needed a photograph taken and there just hasn’t been good light for it. Have re-scheduled it for next month, so it won’t go to waste ;)
I mentioned the pattern I started from, here is a link to it and the book I took the info about decreasing from too.
So, as leap years only come round occassionally, what will you be trying for a leap of faith? Would love to see some of your projects.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon