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I finished it! :D

Found some discount yarn a few weeks ago and decided to knit up some toques as gifts for my family. Here's the first! I'm so proud of how it turned out!

I used this pattern here: cyberseams.com/article/105343/

It's really simple for beginners! I highly recommend it. :)

I'm debating whether I should add a pom pom or not. 🤔

What do you think, folks?

@rheall Pom poms are cute, but go with what "feels" right >:oc you can always make another hat another time

@Ellteo I am planning to make more, so that's an option! I mainly want to add pom poms because I've never made any before, and it would be fun to have the excuse. XD Maybe I'll make one and give it to the recipient along with the toque and say they can attach it if they want…?

@rheall then by all means heck yea!!! I've never made pom poms before either, but they always look fun? (and make. wonderful cat toys tbh--)

@rheall I think they're good as-is, but I'll admit I'm biased against pom-poms because they catch on everything, ha ha.

@rheall modular slots for bear/cat ears or Pom Pom from underneath. 🤣

@rheall you should crochet a lizard to put on top like an amigurumi squishy!!

@rheall That is a great hat! Nice job! (I vote NO pom-pom, FWIW.)

@rheall well, I'm still on scarves, but will add to my 'when I have more confidence' list

@GwenfarsGarden Haha, I know this feeling… XD This is the first non-rectangular (dishcloth, scarf, pillow, etc.) pattern I've ever done. You only need to know two things: knit, purl, and knit 2 together. That's it! So I highly recommend it for your first project that requires reducing stitches. :D

@rheall that's good to know. I've been nervous about the reducing stitches thing, it 'seems' complicated. But then purl seemed complicated once and I'm ok with that now :)

@GwenfarsGarden All it is is sticking your needle through two stitches instead of one, but yeah, it's intimidating at first. No worries, though, you'll be an expert in no time! :D

@rheall oh, i didn’t see there was so much discussions about pompons already!!
In which case I’ll just state my opinion: loose pompons are the best. Heavy pompons are annoying! :D

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