ski bonnet: begin!

Remember that awesome ski bonnet that I wanted to make?  Well, I’m gonna make it!

I’ll be using 3 skeins of Berroco Vintage in their Dewberry shade, which I had to purchase today, even though I said I couldn’t afford yarn this month.  I swear, this yarn was the cheapest yarn in the store that still felt soft.  I’m gonna just say this is my birthday present to myself.

So I started the pattern, and I was immediately struggling.  I know how to do the magic loop method but I’m still not good at keeping the breaks between the sides tight and even, so that was all over the place.  Maybe I should try it on double points, which I’m more used to, so I don’t have those “wings?”  In row 1 I immediately had to learn two new things, as well: the Left Twist and the Right Twist.  I think I’m doing them right.  (Check out those links for video tutorials on YouTube.)

In the end, my first 6 rows looked so shabby that I frogged it.  I think I’m going to practice with some spare yarn to get the hang of the pattern first before trying it again with my nice magenta yarn.  Anybody have any advice for me?


  1. Kathryn Rubidoux says:

    Love that hat! As for magic loop, other than to say “soften up the cable more”, I don’t have any suggestions. Nothing wrong with dpns, though I tend to have more laddering with those as opposed to magic loop… and the cat thinks they’re chew toys, so I don’t have a full set anymore. Trade you a cat for the dog…


  2. I say if you are more comfortable with the double points, go with those. This is a birthday present project right? Then, you should ENJOY it!
    I love the hat. I may make one as well. I’m thinking Rocking Yak’s 100% yak down yarn ~ so so soft!



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