Friday, December 21, 2018

Knitting hats

I don't know about you, but as soon as it gets chilly outside, I want to figure out ways to stay warm.  The thermostat goes up; I put on heavy socks; the sweaters come of the closet, and I turn up the temperature on my shower.  Knitting things seems to be another favorite go to solution.

I couldn't remember how much yarn it takes to knit a hat, so I bought 2 skeins of each color.  (You only need one!).  So, I knitted the two hats that I planned, and then knitted three more that I hadn't planned.

I found both patterns for free on Ravelry, which is a super website for knitters.  One of my knitting friends told me about the site several years ago.  If you're a knitter and you haven't already learned about it, please go and check it out.

My knitting tension changes daily, since I'm not a constant knitter.  The first day that I knit the hat, it was way too big.  So, I changed needles and knit it a second time.  Just right.  My daughters tried on the hat and it was snug on them, so I used slightly larger needles when I made their hats.  They seem tighter than the ones I knit for myself on smaller needles.  Oh well, I'm sure they'll still fit.

So here are 3 of the hats that I finished.   The 4th and 5th ones are duplicates of these.




I hope you find ways to stay warm this winter too!

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