|Bullseye Beanie, modeled by middle nephew|
Why did it take me so long to write up the pattern? Because I had a time trying to figure out how to explain a few things. While this is a basic beanie in shape, there are a few considerations that come with getting it to look just right.
- Because it was supposed to look like a target, I didn't want lined up increases to mar the look at the top. (Usually increases are stacked to create a swirl pattern. Which can be cute. But not what I wanted.) But how could I explain what I did? It made sense in my head and on the needles, but how do I convey that in print?
- How do I explain how not to get a jog at the color change? (It's something that happens when knitting in the round.)
- Do I write the pattern assuming that the knitter who wants it knows all the ins and outs of working a pattern like this?
In the end, I found videos on YouTube of all the techniques I used. It was easier than trying to explain what I did.
It's amazing what you can find demonstrated on YouTube.