Recently, I started a hat for my niece for Christmas. The circular needle I grabbed was just barely small enough for the collar, so the first few rounds were a bit of a fight to get the yarn stretched out and spaced so I could knit. Once I got a few rows in, there were no further problems. I seem to say this about a lot of projects, and this one is no exception: I'm very pleased with it! I made it while walking and reading in a couple of days using up four partial skeins from prior projects, it looks great (in my opinion), should fit well, and it's a Christmas present done six months early. Practically perfect in every way.
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras and Rios, Heartland in Isle Royale and Olympic, and Dream in Color Classy in Cool Fire
Timeframe: June 26 - 27, 2014
Mods: Slipped the first stitch of every row, used multiple colors and knit the entire first row of a color change.