Well, the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to pick up my knitting needles again. I had tried it before, but every time they were thrown across the room in fury and frustration. I dropped stitches like crazy, so I would need to start over and over and I never seemed to get anywhere.
But this time, I got Bamboo knitting needles and some wool yarn and I actually finished what I set out to do. And it was the most rewarding feeling.
So, without further ado, I present to you my first knit "pattern" !
Simple Knitted Toque
-size US 11 circular knitting needles
-2 balls of Patons Classic Wool Worsted ( I used them both at the same time)
-Cast on 52 and join ( If you think that 52 will be too small, cast on an even number. My hat was really stretchy though). Place a stitch marker at first at join. move this stitch marker with every completed round
-Knit 1 purl 1 around for 5 rounds
-knit in each stitch around until your hat is about 25 cm tall.
-cut string leaving bout an 20 cm tail. As you take the remaining stitches off the needles, pull this tail through them tightly and tie a knot. Pull tail to inside.
-add a pom pom and you are done!
Like I said, super simple. It will be a while before I consider myself a "knitter". But I am excited that slowly this new area of crafting is opening up to me :)