I've been reading "Knitting Rules!" by Stephanie Pearl-Mc Phee and in it she has a chapter on the "No Pattern Hat." I love it because she gives a basic set of guidelines to make hats, socks, shawls. She also gives variations on a theme. I'm not very good at following patterns. I get lost very easily especially if it's a repeat of more the 6 or 7 lines. When I do try to follow a pattern I have to write it out myself to make sure I understand it. I get lost less frequently.
The yarn is Cascade Fixation, yet again. This is a challenging yarn for me because of the elastic. I'm starting to get really good with getting tension right and consistent. I did the math based on the gauge but it still ended up small. I compared it to a newborn hat and it was really small. And so, dolly gets a new hat. I knew this day would come. I think I need to work my way to knitting Barbie clothes though. That is becoming my child's new obsession.