MADE: (Not just) another hat

So… I knitted another hat as a present for my friend’s 21st birthday! I made it using the pattern from here. As usual, I followed the pattern for the first half of it and ditched the pattern after that. Moreover, the pattern didn’t really give specific instructions for decreasing the stitches, so I simply did whatever I thought would look good. Also, instead of using the brick-stitch all the way to the top, I used only the pink yarn for the top bit so that it would give better contrast when I add the white pom pom. But I feel that the pom pom I made is just a little too small. 
The hat
Cute fabric label

I also added a cute fabric label to the inside of the hat. I bought a whole bunch of these in various sizes and designs off Etsy. I’m really excited about adding these labels to all my future handmade stuff! 🙂

Work in progress…

Some things that I will do differently if I were to knit the same hat in the future:
– Make a bigger pom pom

– Use needles that are one size smaller when knitting the ribbed edge at the beginning (I can’t believe I totally forgot about that… :S)
– Use variegated yarn for the contrasting yarn…. I imagine that the effect would be rather awesome…

All right, that’s all for now! I’m off to take a short nap because my medicine is making me really tired. Yes… I’ve been sick for a week… and I really hope that I will be better soon. T_T

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