Not bad for only being my second baby cardigan and maybe my 4th or 5th hat ever. While I already know that I am not a photographer, I'm also not a seamstress. Those buttons make me nervous especially since a baby could choke on them. I did my best but I plan to attach a note so that Sean's mommy can double check that they are secured enough. She's definitely a very good seamstress. As for now, I'm happy that they're not falling off:
Yeah, that's pretty bad. In real life the hat doesn't bell out like that but I wanted to show the pattern with the nice decreases on top. Can't blame me for trying! On to the specs of the project . . .
Pattern: Peapod Baby Set (Free)
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Grass
Needles: size 5 straights (long & short versions) & DPNS
Notions: size 5/8" buttons
Time frame: 7/19/07 to 8/13/07 (I procrastinated with seaming & sewing the buttons on)
General Pattern Comments: I would say that my frustration level was pretty high with certain sections of the pattern because it is rated at the Intermediate level and I'm still maybe an Advanced Beginner at best. Now that I've done it once though the next time would probably be much easier. I just got confused in the parts where it's written like a conversation and not row by row instructions.