Now, mind you, I can do simple knitting, but using DPNs (double point needles) and a circular needle are quite new to me. Joelle from Wandering Wool helped me pick out the right needles from Chia Goo (affiliate link below), and I like them a lot. I've been using Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash because it's machine washable and can be tumble dried and it's just soft and great to work with.
But, really, whether it's crochet or knitting, it's all about repetition and practicing. Now that I'm on my fourth hat, it's feeling quite good.
I think the skull pattern turned out pretty good too since it was my first try at using two colors and making an image in the knitting. The dad-to-be is the sweetest guy but has lots of tattoos, etc., so I knew I had to come up with an edgy baby hat :-). More pix to come!