A few months ago, I blogged about the scarf I have already finished for one of the band guys. The other guy is more of a hat sort of fellow. I was recently casting about for the perfect hat pattern for him and came across a ZeeBee knit out of sock yarn. My husband declared this the "perfect Doug hat" and so it shall be.
As I started digging into my custom generated hat pattern - really cool - I realized that this pattern called for a couple of knitting techniques I had never tried. So, I decided to make a practice ZeeBee first.
The new skills picked up with this knit include: crochet cast-on and short rows. Can you believe I never had an opportunity to learn short rows before. They are so fun!
Also, yes, I did change the cast on to a normal crochet cast-on. The way the pattern describes casting on seems like a lot of work to me. The crochet cast-on worked really well.
Overall, super easy little project that was lots of fun. The bonus is that because of the stretchy nature of garter stitch, this hat fits everyone in the family. It looks like V. has taken charge of it though, declaring it "Soooo soft mommy!"
Notice there are no pictures of the back of the hat. The one thing I still have to figure out is how to graft in garter stitch. I grafted this first one with normal Kitchener stitch and made a beautiful stockinette seem. Oh well, V. could care less. I did look around and found some interesting articles on the subject. Hopefully I can pull it off for the next one.