Wednesday, July 7, 2010

regular guy

This 'regular guy beanie' pattern from ravelry, comes well recommended by its members.
For those of you who aren't already a member and like to knit and crochet (and especially like the idea of free patterns)... do sign up. It's a really great resource and you get the added benefit of being able to learn from other peoples mistakes, as each of the patterns are reviewed with feed back etc

I did however adapt the pattern by adding an extra inch to the length before I decreased.
Nothing worse than hats too short and not at least half covering the ears.
Even still, it fits the smallest guy it wasn't even intended for, in a cute baggy kind of way.
A good snug fit for the mister tho.
The wool is paton jet (double knit) just like Melissa's

I think this would be a good first hat for someone at a confident beginners level, wanting a new challenge. Don't be afraid of using 4 double pointed needles and working in the round.
The difficulty is not in the complexity of the pattern but in the way you hold your work.
Taking it easy and slowly will overcome this... and anything else life throws your way!