Whew; still not sure I like the layout, but I figured why not get started with the hats--I want to send these babies off!
So this one is my first knitted creation ever. It's made in two pieces and sewn together, with size 8 needles and an acrylic yarn--I believe it's Lion's Babysoft in "Twinkle".
I'm sure you've probably noticed.... yes, the stitching is sideways! I was just starting out, and didn't know whether it would be wide enough or not, so my obvious solution was to turn it sideways instead. Not very typical, but I like the look nonetheless.
The top part is all purled, and it's just a basic rectangle that is gathered up top. The bottom is a cabled strip that was technically my second piece of knitting ever. Yes, my second piece of knitting and I decide on a cable. I don't think I did too bad, all things considered, right? I could have used a little more care stitching it together, I think, as the shape leaves a bit to be desired. But I keep telling myself, "it's very stretchy, so it will stretch into shape when it wants!"