Paul's Hat

Paul's Hat

By: Paul Cessna 


worsted weight yarn

US 9 - 5.50mm  Knitting needles

waste yarn

Addi King knitting machine


cast on in the round with waste yarn. Knit a few rounds

Catch the end of your yarn under the first black needle, and the waste yarn under the last white needle
The your yarn and waste yarn together under the red tab.

knit 25 rounds

put your first row of stitches onto the needles all the way around. This creates the folded brim

knit 30 rounds

catch your yarn, and waste yarn and tie it under the red tab

knit a few rounds of waste yarn

using knitting needles pick up the right leg of each knit stitch all the way around of your last round

remove your waste yarn. check for any dropped stitch


 Knit 10 knit together place a stitch marker around.

You won’t have enough stitches for the last one yet.

Knit 9 knit 2 together around

Knit 8 knit 2 together around

Knit 7 knit 2 together around

Knit 6 knit 2 together around

Knit 2 together around

Knit 2 together around
weave in your ends 

Broccoli, Baby bell cheese, and baby Portobellos

I love having broccoli at lunch. I've been trying different things to mix it up. For this recipe I use a steamer. F.Y.I. I'm not a professional cook, or chef.

Ingredients List:

1 crown of broccoli

Kirkland garlic powder to your taste
or fresh garlic, whatever you have

Kirkland organic no salt seasoning, or any no salt seasoning
Trader Joe's has 21 seasoning salute that's really good. You can find Ms Dash 
pretty much everywhere. 

Fresh ground pepper
 optional, amount is your preference

1 BabyBel Cheese light
 add 2 if you want

Sliced baby portobellos
 as many as you like they do shrink down.
 I usually add a good handful


                                            Add water to your steamer, and plug it in
                                            Wash you broccoli crown
cut broccoli up, and add it to the steamer basket
add mushrooms on top of the broccoli

shake your seasoning of choice over the top, and
add pepper. I set the steamer to 15 minutes. 

This is all so up to you. How cooked do you want your broccoli? 
After the timer goes off I check to see if the broccoli is done enough.
Give it a gentle mix.

 I cut up Babybel cheese

 first I cut the round in have,
then I cut the half rounds in half, and finally I cut each half into thirds. 
sprinkle the cheese on the  broccoli, mushroom mixture. The cheese will get warm, and melty (yes that's a word
Serve, and Enjoy

4/2/18 Happy Easter

I uploaded the unedited video by mistake. No Title, or credits, but it is what it is.

Yellow Curry Chicken soup Instant pot

I'm working on living with a heart healthy diet. I would like to share recipes I enjoy, or that I'm just trying out

Yellow curry chicken soup
Instant pot recipe

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts  (frozen, or not)
3 boxes of low sodium chicken broth
1 can lite coconut milk
4 or 5 carrots cut into discs
2 or 3 celery stock cut into half moons
onion of your choice roughly chopped
1 sweet potato peeled and roughly chopped
1 yellow squash
season to your taste level
2 tablespoon yellow curry paste
1 tablespoon turmeric
Ms.Dash or a no salt seasoning mix
Garlic I use garlic Powder
a few grinds of pepper

add carrots, celery onion, and sweet potato
add chicken on top of vegetables
add 2 boxes of broth
add curry paste, turmeric, pepper, and your seasonings
close lid set soup mode for 30 minutes

remove chicken shred with 2 forks,
and return chicken to pot
add yellow squash, and coconut milk
close lid set soup mode for 10 minutes

serve over rice, or not 

by Paul Cessna