I took a 2-day break from my Olympic Cross Stitching to knit this little hat for my employer's newborn daughter. Doesn't my penguin make a great model?
The hat is from the 2009 Knitting Pattern-A-Day Calendar. The pattern date is April 1, 2009. I'm going to copy my Ravelry Notes here, rather than type them out again:
Things went pretty well until I got to the Herringbone stitch. It took a few minutes for me to figure out how to do it, and required a lot of concentration. I also wished that I had larger needles, as the stitch is very tight. Most of the other people who made this hat complained about it being too tight. I made the hat as instructed, and it is almost too tight for Meadow. (She was 3 days old when I gave it to her.) I would recommend doing the eyelet row an extra time before starting the herringbone stitch, and/or going up a needle size for the herringbone stitch.
At the end, I purled a row, then bound off in purl, as was suggested in one of the other projects.
Tonight will is the last night of the Olympics; I'm hoping to meet my cross stitch goal. Apparently I didn't mention it on here. My goal was to finish the blue and white part of the Lady's skirt. I've nearly finished, and have tentatively extended my goal to finishing all the blue/white parts of her dress by the end of the Olympics tonight.