My wife purchased a skein of yarn for me as a birthday gift from Haldecraft entitled Astromech Droid. After not much deliberation at all, we decided a knitted cap would be a good second project choice. From the pages of Charmed Knits: Projects for Fans of Harry Potter, we chose the House Hat pattern.
My wife helped me learn the longtail cast on, and I swatched a sample to measure to ensure accurate stitch counts.
After the swatch was done, I cast on using #6 wooden needles and did 96 stitches. So far, the ribbing is complete, and I’m starting my knit rows to build up the top of the hat. I’m looking forward to the end, even though it’s May in Florida. Where the heck am I going to wear a wool hat this time of year?
Update 05/28/2012: The Astromech Companion is finished!