this is the little cream coloured cat hat beanie i knitted for my pregnant freind, i actaully hadnt knitted since i was in early highschool, i actaully dont have the memorys of it, but i do remeber what my first 2 attempts at knitting looked like, and they wernt impressive, in fact they were just a small flat misshapen tests of knitting then knitting adding colors.
needless to say i really wanted to knitt somthing for my freinds baby *1 more month till its born* but i couldnt rember how, so i looked up a fair few knitting sites till one eventually had a video of how to "cast on" in other words, get started and the technique.
i basically had NO idea of how to make a circular hat, or anything other than a rectangle of wool, so thats what i did, then i folded it over, using the same wool, i stiched it together down the sides, and then pinched two spots up the top and stiched them, then threaded some along the base, so it could be tightened and loosened as needed.
it turned out that her family was huge into knitting, and were seriously impressed that i'd knitted somthing for her baby, it seemed they mostly only made blankets and stuff, you know, completely flat knitting, they were suprised that 1. i'd gone to the effort of making somthing myself, and 2. that i made a cat hat from less then a beginner level, without a plan to follow.
though i did look at plans online, i could never ever understand anything related to knitting/sewing, i'm good at it going from scratch, but i always flunked out at school in home economics because i couldnt pass the sewing side of it, though im great at cooking to a recipe, it was the only way i actaully passed that class in school.
i actaully liked this hat so much, i started making a bigger one for myself, i started on it months ago, needless to say i havnt been on it non-stop but im about 12cm of knitting height/length/whatever away from finishing the bigger ones rectangle, i might be lucky to finish it tonight, but i'll still need to sew it together and such.