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I was at looking at patterns on ravelry.com one day and found one titled “How to make a hat”. It wasn’t exactly a pattern, but more just instructions on how to figure out how many stitches to cast on and how/when to start the decreases for the crown. So, I decided to make my first hat without an actual pattern. I did write some things down and I tried to put a design in it. That was supposed to look like snowflakes around the hat, but it didn’t come out quite like I had pictured it. I figured it out on a chart then wrote it down from there. I’ve never followed a chart before, so I figured the written instructions would be easier even though it was out of my head. As I made the decreases, it got harder and harder to do on the circular needles and I didn’t have any double pointed ones yet(fixed that this past Saturday thanks to my Mother-In-Law) so I did a pretty sharp decrease. And I made my first pom pom for the top of it. I think it turned out pretty good for pretty much just winging it, but I’m going to practice more with it. I made this one for Nathaniel, but I could have cast on less stitches b/c it ended up being just a little big.

He's not a very cooperative model

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