A few weeks ago, I wrote about the death of man hat 1. I casted on too many stitches and didn’t realize it until the decrease; I had to rip out and start over. I just finished weaving my ends under a few minutes ago. I like the hat. It was fairly easy to make and went pretty fast. It’s a little big on my head (fits better rolled up a little), but maybe it will fit my boyfriend better. I had a little trouble at the decrease using the double pointed needles. I’ve never knit in the round with double pointed needles and it was a kind of awkward and uncomfortable. Also,as a newish knitter, this wasn’t really clear to me: The pattern calls for 4 double pointed needles. Which means: you divide your work onto the 4 needles and use a fifth needle as a working needle. I think? (This was the result of trial and error as I realized my work was no longer divided evenly, but ending up all on one DPN. Maybe I would try the “magic loop” next time. Also, the decrease area looks kind of messy because of the pattern + decrease. Time to wrap it up and hide it away as a gift!
What do you think of my first hat? Do you have trouble knitting in the round with double pointed needles? Do you use the magic loop often?