2 – 2012: Chunky Double Button Tab Hat

Long project title … easy project!!!  I started this after I started my herringbone neck-warmer.  Surprise, surprise I finished this in two hours which is an absolute thrill for me since I’m a slow knitter and I never knit a hat before.  😳

It did turn out to be mindless knitting after a while which I appreciated since I am nursing a cold.  This is my first hat but despite the ease of the pattern, there were some firsts:

  • circular knitting (aka knitting in a round)
  • this is my first hat — I can cross this off my knit resolutions list  for 2012
  • using place markers for the decrease repeats
  • experiencing stockinette stitch being created using the knit stitch only (only happens in circular knitting).

I used the same yarn that I used in this project (hence the name Probie’s Partner in my Ravelry project notebook  🙂   ) so I could wear them as a set.

Enough with the babbling; next up — the pictures!!!!!!

It’s beginning to a lot like a haaa-at!!!!!!  😛

It’s a perfect fit for me!!!!!! And Ziva likes it!!!

Yes, I named my sewing machine (Violet aka Vi-vi), my dress dummy (Malynda) , my work-light (Daisy) and my hat mannequin (Ziva).  😀

What?!!!!!  Don’t you?  😛

Project Details:

  • Pattern: Chunky Double Button Tab Hat
  • Yarn: LionBrand WoolEase Thick n Quick
  • Colour: Butterscotch
  • Yardage: 108 yds.  (I didn’t use the entire skein for this project)

Now I want to make another hat!!!!  I wonder if this is how I’ll feel after my first pair of socks?

1.20.2012: Update

After being MIA for so long, with the first F.O of the year, I’m re-joining Tami and the other ladies in the F.O. Friday meme.  It’s a fun way to showcase what you’re working on and what you’ve finished with encouragement from other crafty souls.

8 thoughts on “2 – 2012: Chunky Double Button Tab Hat

  1. Marmepurl January 20, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    OOOOoooo That is a very pretty color on the hat. Good choice.

    • Nicky January 21, 2012 / 5:43 pm

      I really do love the colour. I’m trying to give up acrylic yarn but I really think I should get some more of this one. 🙂

  2. affiknitty January 20, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    Great job on your first hat! I like the buttons

    • Nicky January 21, 2012 / 5:40 pm

      Thank you Affi. I can’t wait to start the next one.

  3. Natalie January 20, 2012 / 7:46 am

    Looks great 🙂 And yay for new skills too!

    • Nicky January 21, 2012 / 5:40 pm

      Thank you so much Natalie. I agree, yay for new skills. 😀

  4. isaida January 17, 2012 / 12:39 pm

    Love your hat! Too cute!

    Yay for crossing off of your list 🙂

    • Nicky January 18, 2012 / 2:07 pm

      Thanks lady!!! I wore it yesterday with my Probie scarf!!!! Loved it.

      I’m happy to make some kinda progress on that list especially since I’ve not been knitting since October 2011. 🙂

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