Now that Christmas is over and I have given out all the gifts that I made, I have things that I can post again!
I made my nephew a hat for Christmas, but I couldn't find a pattern that I really adored. So, I combined two of them to try to get closer. I started off with a P1K1 pattern. The pattern calls for me to continue this for the entire hat. There are a couple of things I dislike about that. First, I think K1P1 is crazy annoying for an entire pattern. I like to be a bit lazier than that! Second, I am afraid that all of the stretch that that creates might actually become a problem as the hat gets worn and slightly older - stretching out TOO much. So I plain knit every other round, which ended up twisting the p1k1 more than I had anticipated. Not bad, just not expected.
This was the finished result!
If you look really closely there is a change in the texture. That was definitely unexpected, but I think unless you are actually looking for it, or if you know what you are looking at, you wont notice it while it is on my nephew's head.
I also knit a hat for my niece. It is definitely too big for her currently, though she didn't pull it off immediately, which is a good sign.
I will be posting more soon!