Hello friends, how was your weekend? Mine was lovely. I finished the hat/beanie that I began knitting for my husband last week. It was quite the adventure knitting the crown for the hat. I thought that I could get away from using double pointed needles (DPN); they just looked way too intimidating and very difficult to use. But as I started reducing to create the crown it became more and more difficult to knit with with the circular needles. So on Friday I rushed to the store after work and bought a set of DPN. Determined to finished the hat I researched how to use them and found this amazing tutorial from the Purl Bee it explains so clearly how to use them. Anyway, after figuring out how to use the DPN finishing the hat was very easy and enjoyable. I love watching TV while knitting so I watched a few episodes of Sex and the City while knitting the last rows; I hadn't watch it in a while. It was the episodes when Carrie goes to Paris (the last of the series) and I think my favorite ones.
I really love the way it turned out and my husband does too. Today was a bit chilly and he decided he was going to start wearing it. It is so soft and cozy. The pattern for the hat is called Regular Guy Beanie and you can download it for free from Raverly. I basically followed the pattern without making any changes expect I made the ribbing a few rows bigger.