Important Notice!!!

Praise the Lord! After 6 weeks or so of dealing with medical facilities, we are finally back in our own home. David's foot is looking much, much better. There are still a few hurdles to cross, but he'll make it.

Please bear with us as we get adjusted to being home again and get back in the swing of blogging again.

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03 July 2016

Kissy's New Hat

I promised in a previous post that I would share a picture of the hat that I've been working on. Here is Kissy wearing her new hat!

I started out to follow the great pattern that I found at this website: Annie Cholewa: Downtown Hat

It took me a couple of starts to get it going because I first had trouble with picking up the stitches on the crown. I've never done that before. I ripped it out at least twice and started over. The switch over from the straight needles to the circular needle went just fine. I wish I could say as much about my memory!

I forgot where I was in the stitch pattern so many times that I had no idea what I would end up with. I definitely couldn't do it exactly the same again. It is a one of a kind original, as they say. I gave up trying to follow the pattern once the stitch pattern changed itself because I knitted once (or maybe three times) where I should have knitted twice. Either way, it was off. I ended up with a diagonal pattern for a few rows until I forgot again how many knit stitches I had done and set it back on course for the way the pattern started out.

Brim and side
Diagonals - Oops!

So, what do you think?  Do you think this one turned out okay? Do you think that I should try, once again, to do the original pattern?  Let me know in the comment section, please. I'd love to hear your thoughts!


  1. That came out great! I wish I knew how to knit, I can only crochet.

    1. Thank you! Crochet is the easier of the two for me. My aunt taught me how to crochet when I was a kid. Knitting has been a different story entirely for me. I was in my 30s before I was able to knit anything worth giving to anybody. After nearly 20 years of practicing, I still knit at a snail's pace. :)

      What do you like to crochet?

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great night!

  2. Your artistry looks impressive to me. I can sew on buttons and I do it badly, but what you've created is like brain surgery to me. Don't know how you do it, but it's really good.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. Thanks, Arlee. That's a very nice thing to say. It felt like brain surgery as I was trying to make it. It definitely made me question where my brain was each time I forgot my place.

      Depending on the button and the fabric one is working with, sewing on a button can be a bit tricky. My sewing machine can stitch buttons, but I'm always afraid I'll break the needle if I try it that way.

      Thanks again. Have a great night!

  3. I think the hat is darling.

    1. Thank you! It didn't come out anything at all like the original pattern, but I am really happy with how it turned out.

      Have a great night!


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