I woke up this morning with the full intention of teaching myself to knit in the round. Today’s the day I get my stuff together and pick up the double pointed needles! I told myself. So, at 8:30 in the morning, I found a pattern for a simple hat and cast on 28 stitches on four double pointed needles:
However, when I went to join them (so that the yarn on all four needles connected seamlessly), I somehow dropped a stitch and ended up with 27 stitches on one of the needles. I didn’t realize this until I put an inch or so on the sticks (which hung awkwardly while I worked with the free needle), when I proceeded to make yet another mistake that, to me, seemed unsalvageable. So I unraveled (or “frogged”) the whole thing and decided to make a scarf instead:
It worked out well because the yarn (which is a print, meaning it’s multi-colored) would have looked weird as a hat. As a scarf, however, it seems to have worked out well. The final dimensions are 6″ wide (when stretched) by 38.5″ long. It should be a good size for a 4-year-old child, yes?