I'm knitting your slouchy beret and I have one skein of Red Heart Super Saver. Do you think when I finish the first one I'll be able to make another or is there not enough yarn?
- Anonymous

Hi there!

Yes, you should be absolutely fine in terms of yardage! From my own observations, Super Saver skeins have enough to make 2-3 hats.

I just found your blog off of ravelry! you seem totally awesome and im gonna use one of your patterns for my dad for christmas. i've been on tumblr for a while and i got to your blog and was like OH a tumblr person they probablaly know what they're doing and this is great. so anyways thank you!
- Anonymous

Well, thank you, kind person! I hope your dad liked his gift!

Hi! I made your simple, slouchy beret, because, like you, I really dislike circular needles but love these kinds of berets. It turned out pretty good, thank you!

I’m so happy to hear that you liked it!

Hello! I just taught myself how to knit and finished my first infinity scarf. I was searching for a pattern for my next project when I stumbled across your blog. I want to try your garter stitch beanie next. You used US 10 needles, but I wanted to try it with my 11s since I already own them (and forgot when I was at the craft store...) What kind of modifications should I make to the pattern? Also, when you made yours, did you use the pattern posted or add rows to make it slouchier? Thanks! <3

Hi there!

For the garter stitch beanie, you should be fine if you cast on 60 stitches instead of 72. The hat will be a little bit looser, but I don’t think that should change the appearance/fit too much.

Have fun!

How long does it usually take to knit items? And does the complexity of the pattern effect time?
- Anonymous

It really depends on what I have going on in my life. I knitted like a crazy person over winter break, but now that the spring semester has started for me, it takes a little longer to crank stuff out. It also depends really heavily on how interesting the current televison show/movie I’m watching is. If it’s really good, I can watch and knit for ages!

Normally, it takes me about 3-5 hours to make a worsted-weight hat. I find that more complex patterns usually get done faster because they’re more interesting and I want to work on them!

Hi!! I am loving your cute little photo of the grey, and bright green, bright blue and darker blue gloves you have on your page. I am assuming they are fingerless gloves? Do you happen to have the pattern? PLease let me know, I would love to make these for my brother in law thanks!!!!!

They are! You can find the pattern here.

Have fun!

Hi! I'm a knitter too! I knitted one of your pattern and it came out very beautiful, I was wondering where you find ideas For your pattern and what technique do you use to write them down :) Please forgive my silly question, I'm relatively new to the knitting world and forgive my bad english skills but Italian schools are awful :(

Hello there!

My inspiration usually comes from items I see around. I’m a stickler for hand-knit items, and I always get on my friends’ cases if they buy an item I could easily make for them (especially if it was really expensive!). I’m always up for the challenge of recreating something I see in a store, on television, or online. 

When I develop patterns, I write down everything — I’ve gotten myself into situations where I neglected to do that and ended up having to guess measurements, stitch numbers, and so on, which makes an unreliable pattern. Even if I end up scrapping certain things, I always write down what I had before, just in case I choose to go back to it.

No worries about your English! It sounds great to me. Thank you for your kind words!

THANK YOU SO MUCH! okay, so i have been knitting for like 10 years and, thanks to inspiration from your lovely blog and easy to understand patterns, i finally made the effort to graduate from garter stitch only to purling and everything. it shouldn't have taken me so long to learn the second stitch omg but i never really felt motivated? and knitting patterns are so haaard! but your blog totally got me there and I MADE A HAT! after 10 years of scarves, it's quite an achievement, so thank you :)

Please, don’t be so hard on yourself! Everyone learns at their own pace; I’m glad to hear that you’re learning more! I’m so happy to know that I helped you out.

Oh my gosh, thank you so much for doing this! I've been looking for a slouchy hat pattern but they all use circular needles. So thank you so much for making patterns with a straight needle!

It’s my pleasure! Thank you!

I'm so glad I found you on Ravelry! I've been looking for a hat to knit fairly quickly. I do love knitting in the round, but the only circular needles I have are 24", which is way too big to fit my head. I can do magic loop, but I'd rather get a pair of circular needles that I can easily knit a simple hat. Keep up the great work :)

I totally understand where you’re coming from. Knitting hats with magic loop is far from magic! 

Thanks so much!