Further Adventures in Knitting

Some of you may remember that one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to learn to knit. I had a go and learnt the basics way back in January but the year’s run away with me a bit and I only got around to trying again, properly, in the last fortnight or so. It was my aim to knit at least one mini bobble hat for the innocent drinks Big Knit campaign, as I’ve been getting other people to make them for years, but I’d never made one myself, giving the excuse that ‘I can’t knit’.

Well, it turns out I can knit – and purl too! After a couple of false starts, I managed to knit a pretty good mini bobble hat, if I say so myself, with only a couple of extra stitches somewhere in the middle rows, which I soon sorted out – gaining stitches is apparently a common beginner problem.

I bought a bottle of smoothie to model the little hat on, but I’m thinking perhaps I could have left it full and not been so enthusiastic about drinking the contents..!

innocent drinks Big Knit bobble hat

I love how neatly the little stitches turn out:

Little knitted stitches

I made the tiny pompom using a fork. There are hundreds of fork pom pom tutorials out there (just Google it). It’s really really easy to make a mini pompom in this way.

Now that I’ve made one hat, I’m going to see how many more I can make before the closing date of 1st October. I’m a little bit addicted now, so who knows where this new hobby could go. Let me know if you’re making mini bobble hats too, and if you’re a beginner like me or a lifelong knitter.



4 responses to “Further Adventures in Knitting

  1. I like hats. Well done you 🙂

  2. I love your little hats, they are so cute. I have only just started making some so am going to see how many I can make in the next week. I’m just off to learn how to make a fork pompom!

    • Hi Lindsay, thank you! Sadly I have not had time to make any this year because study and my new found sport of rowing have taken over my life! I notice on your site that your daughter (?) does what looks like coastal rowing, how did she get into that? 🙂 PS Fork pompoms are the coolest, easiest, cutest things ever. So much easier than normal pompoms 🙂

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