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free knitting pattern: Happy K

My sister’s birthday wish this year was a blue slouchy hat with a light yarn and pattern. She has beautiful light red hair and the color she picked makes her hair shine even more. Since it’s her birthday and I made the calculations anyway, I’ll give you this pattern as a gift, too. It’s adult size and quite wide to sit loosely on the head. It’s not too long, so you can fold the brim and wear it as a cap, too. I’m tempted to make one for me actually!

The wool this hat is made from is Lamana Como, a new yarn. It’s unbelievably soft and light. The weight is spectacular for the length (25g for 120m), that’s why you should double the amount of yarn stated below, if you substitute it for another one. The hat in the Como yarn is 50g.

You can take the inscriptions here or download the pattern here as PDF or at the following websites: youtube craftsy makerist kollabora

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Happy K – hat knitting pattern

Finished measurements
circumference: 52cm/20.5inch
length: 24,5cm/ 9.65inch

Gauge (in eyelet pattern)
20stsx32rounds=10x10cm/4x4inch

Materials
Lamana Como; 100% wool; 120m, 25g per skein
color: petrol (24) 2 skeins
set of 4 double pointed knitting needles (DPNs) size 3mm/ 2.5 US

Abbreviations
CO cast on
** repeat instructions following the asterisks as directed
st(s) stitch(es)
k1 knit one stitch
p1 purl one stitch
k2tog knit two stitches together – one stitch decreased
ssk slip, knit, pass stitch over – one stitch decreased
rnd(s) round(s)
rep repeat(s)
pm place marker

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Patterns
Half brioche stitch
Round 1: Purl all stitches.
Round 2: *p; knit into the stitch of the round below*
Repeat round 1 and 2.

Eyelet pattern
Knit all even rounds.
Round 1: P4, k5, k2tog, k1, yo.
Round 3: K1, p3, k4, k2tog, k1, yo, p1.
Round 5: K2, p2, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, p2.
Round 7: K3, p1, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, p3.
Round 9: Yo, k1, ssk, k5, p4.
Round 11: P1, yo, k1, ssk, k4, p3, k1.
Round 13: P2, yo, k1, ssk, k3, p2, k2.
Round 15: P3, yo, k1, ssk, k2, p1, k3.

Instructions
1 . CO 90sts and join in the round.
2. Work half brioche stitch for 32 rounds.
3. Knit one round. AT THE SAME TIME: knit through the front and back loop of every 5th stitch.
=> 108sts on the needles
4. Work in eyelet pattern for the next 56 rounds (3.5 pattern repeats).
5. Crown shaping:
1st round: *k5, k2tog, k2, p3*
2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th round: knit every stitch
3rd round: *k4, k2tog, k2, p2, k1*
5th round: *k3, k2tog, k2, p1, k2*
7th round: * k2, k2tog, k5*
9th- 14th (every) round: * knit to one stitch before the k2tog of the round below, k2tog*
6. Cut the thread and pull it through all remaining stitches.
7. Sew in the ends.

 

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free pattern: the absence of a snowflake

This is pattern is more like a guideline. Chaotic stitching is never really stuff for patterns because it’s well – chaotic. Nevertheless this time the chaotic stitching takes place around a defined shape.

materials

grey felt – depending on your size of embroidery. If you chose to make it 11cm/4.33inch the felt should be about 25x25cm/10x10inch

embroidery floss – white DMC B5200, yellow DMC 745, blue DMC 807

1. First print the snowflake pattern to the size you want. Mine is 11cm/4.33inch. There should be at least 2cm/0.8inch to every side for the outside stitching. Cut out the snowflake.

 

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2. Then pin the papercut onto your felt. Watch out to center it perfectly.

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3. Begin to stitch around the papercut pattern with white embroidery floss (1stranded). It’s important to stitch into the borderline as often as possible. Here are some rules of thumb to avoid repetitive stitching patterns:

  • use different angles
  • often change the direction of stitching
  • make long and short stitches
  • try not to align stitches

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4. Remove the papercut and see if your edges look sharp enough when you look at it from a distance. If it still looks blurry, add some more stitches to these lines.

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5. Use the yellow thread to add some extra stitches to the center star and the inner areas. I used up only one thread length total, so don’t overdo it.

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6. After this use blue to stitch around the outlines again. Increase your range and make some long stitches around the white stitches, too.

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6. Take a look from a distance to see how the overall look pleases your eye. It’s important not to overdo the stitches. We want to have the look of a frozen flower on a window, with frost nails and not a solid block of stitches 🙂

 

Free knitting pattern: kitten hat

Kitten hat

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Finished measurements (for children 5-6 years/ head circumference 50-54cm/19.7-21inch)
47×20.5cm/ 18.5x8inch
stretches up to 21inch (54cm)
Gauge (stockinette): 10x10cm/ 4x4inch=19stsx29rounds
needle size: 4mm/US6

Material
Garnstudio DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk (23.0sts=4inches). It’s worked with 2 strands!
Maincolour (MC): 50g in lilac
Contrasting colour (CC): 25g in off-white
circular knitting needle size 4mm/US6

Abbreviations
CO cast on
** repeat instructions following the asterisks as directed
st(s) stitch(es)
k1 knit one stitch
p1 purl one stitch
rnd(s) round(s)

Instructions

To achieve a larger or smaller size just add/leave away a multiple of 3sts in the width to increase size by 1.6cm/0.62inch.

1. With MC cast on 90sts. Join them in the round, be careful not to twist stitches.
2. Establish the ribbing: *k2, p1*.
3. Work ribbing for 10 rounds.
4. Knit for 21 rounds. Cut one strand of the MC and include one strand of off-white. You are working with one lilac and one white strand now.
5. Knit for 12 rounds. Then cut the second strand of lilac and include one strand of off-white. You are working with 2 white strands now.
6. Knit 18 rounds. Bind off stitches with 3 needle bind off. You can graft the seam, too, if you like the head without a visible line.
Ravelry link to the pattern site: youtube

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TUTORIAL: Coin cable

A sweet little cable pattern which creates circles instead of knots.

This is a 5 stitch pattern.

1. Slip 1

2. Put 3 sts on a separate needle

3-4. Put the next st in front of the separate needle

5. Put the slipped stitch on the left needle

6. Knit the 4 stitches on the separate needle

7. Knit the st on the left needle.

Follow the photos then knit 6-8 rows/rounds then start the cabling again.

I used this stitch pattern for the AULON hat:

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purple toddler hat

This is an easy mode eyelet pattern perfect for a last minute gift. Knitted in the round and super stretchy. My little girl loves it and wears it 2 years now.

Pattern

Purple toddler hat

Finished measurements (for toddlers 2-3 years)
40x18cm/ 15.7x7inch
stretches up to 18inch (46cm)
Gauge (eyelet pattern): 10x10cm/ 4x4inch=26rowsx20sts
needle size: 4.5mm/US7

Material
Maincolour (MC): 50g worsted weight yarn in purple; e.g. Malabrigo worsted (Malabrigo Yarns), Wool of the andes (knitpicks) or Superlana (Lana Grossa). The wool used in the pictures is Superlana in purple (27)
If you want a two-coloured rib:
Contrasting colour (CC): 5g worsted weight yarn with colour course
4 DPNs size 4.5mm US7

Abbreviations
CO cast on
** repeat instructions following the asterisks as directed
st(s) stitch(es)
k1 knit one stitch
p1 purl one stitch
ssk  Slip 2 stitches knitwise, then knit slipped stitches together
k2tog  Knit 2 stitches together
yo  yarn over
rnd(s) round(s)

Instructions

To achieve a larger or smaller size just add/leave away a multiple of 4sts in the width and a multiple of 4
or 8 rows in the length (4rows are half a pattern).

1. With MC cast on 80sts. Join them in the round, be careful not to twist stitches.
2. Knit 1 round with MC.
3. Work a *k1,p1* rib with either only MC or, if you like the two-coloured version, work knitted sts with MC
and purled sts with CC. Repeat in pattern for 7 rows.
4. Cut off CC. Work eyelet pattern (chart below or written instruction) 7 times. Bind off stitches with 3 needle bind off.
5. Tassels (make 2):
If you like to add tassels at the edges, wrap MC yarn around your 4 fingers loosely about 15-20 times. The
loops should measure about 4inches (8inches in the round).
Cut yarn 10inches next to the loops and wrap it tightly around the center part. Fold at the center and
wrap around tightly half an inch beneath the fold. Secure with a knot and pull remaining yarn up through
the tassels “head” with a tapestry needle. Sew on. Repeat for the 2nd tassel.

chart
Eyelet pattern
Rounds 1-2: K2, p2.
Round 3: Ssk, yo, p2.
Rounds 4-6: K2, p2.
Round 7: Yo, k2tog, p2.
Round 8: K2, p2.

Available as PDF here: youtube craftsy

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