I have been so anxious to knit the Hat & Neckwarmer I got as a gift for my subscription to Rowan. It’s finally finished! And I love it. I tweaked it a little bit and next time I make it I’ll tweak it even more. But you learn as you go, right? 😀
Here’s how I changed the pattern and what I would do next time:
- Use less stitches – about 20 sts less than the pattern (this yarn is stretchy so it allows for a smaller circumference) It is quite big at the moment as a hat so definitely less stitches next time. As a neckwarmer it sits ok.
- I used circular needles instead of straight needles because I don’t like having an edge on my hats.
- Using circular needles saves yarn too
- Instead of a ribbon I made an i-cord with the leftover yarn and crochet flowers to attach to the cord.
Here’s a link to the Ravelry pattern from Rowan.