I created a chart and made a hat this morning, and I think it turned out pretty good! I've never created a chart or followed one for that matter. Okay I admit; it was only two lines long but what the heck, maybe it will lead to bigger things :) I used the cross stitch program PC Stitch Pro. I did ten rows just so I didn't have to keep resetting my counter from 1 to 2. On Jevan's hat (he's turning 3 in two months but is pretty big for his age) I did about 12 rows for the brim and then 18 rows of the pattern, and one last row was done with all blue. All of it was e-wrapped with two strands of each colour, so you're using 4 balls in total.
Here's what my chart looked like (I redid it with MS Excel), click the chart for a bigger view. Each square represents one peg on the green Knifty Knitter, 36 pegs. Following the chart the first row was wrapped peg 3 with white, peg 6, peg 9, and so on. Then take the blue and wrap pegs 1&2, 4&5, 7&8, and so on. Knit over. For the 2nd row; white is on peg 1, peg 4, peg 7, and so on. Blue was wrapped on pegs 2&3, 5&6, 8&9, and so on. Yaaah it's going to be fun making hats again, it was getting a bit boring so I hadn't made one in awhile :)
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