Secret Mojo Dumbs It Down for You

August 21, 2006

Happy Hat

Filed under: Knitting — secretmojo @ 6:00 am

No fear. No fear. NO FEAR!

This is the Happy Hat that I, a neophyte who just learned what 2tog means, will be knitting for Made By Hand. The tassles look dangerous, as does the “pinching” business. But it’s a rectangle with no increasing/decreasing/magic. And that is the key part.

I hope I don’t lose an eye in the process.

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5 Comments »

  1. That hat does look like quite a lot of fun. You should get some special knitting goggles and maybe a helmet. Some people even wear knee pads while knitting, but I never could figure out why.

    Good luck with the project!

    ~firefly

    Comment by firefly8868 — August 21, 2006 @ 10:47 am | Reply

  2. Thanks for the encouragement and the safety tips, firefly. By the end, I’ll be wearing knitting goggles to keep the sparks from flyin’ into my eyes.

    Yeah, right. 😯

    Comment by secretmojo — August 21, 2006 @ 11:07 am | Reply

  3. Go for it! Looks like a good pattern. You can find some good seaming tutorials here: http://www.learn2knit.co.uk/knitting/joining.php and here: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html , for when you get to the seams!

    So – who gets the point for your knitting conversion? We keep score, you know. 😉

    Comment by Anna — August 21, 2006 @ 5:52 pm | Reply

  4. Looks like a good first project! Welcome to the knit-side.

    Comment by Anna — August 22, 2006 @ 6:45 pm | Reply

  5. Hey, thanks Anna for the seaming tutorials. I’ll definitely need them at the end of it, because I haven’t a clue on that.

    And who scores the point for sucking me into the knitting side of the force? It’s hard to say. I’ll officially call it a “mob effort,” but I’ll give you, firefly, and kisnit some extra credit for 1) giving me a reason to do it and 2) spreading enough enthusiasm to make me want to give the needles a second chance. 🙂

    Comment by secretmojo — August 23, 2006 @ 2:30 am | Reply


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